In leather or suede, almost knee-high or firm at the ankle, with or without heel. The men's boot has a thousand faces. A versatile but always comfortable shoe that never goes out of style. This is the secret of its success and its long history, which starts with the Paleolithic man, crosses the camps of ancient soldiers and reaches the rock of the Beatles.
The history of boots, from the Paleolithic to the Beatles
The boot has always been men's footwear par excellence. Its history has such ancient roots as to allow a statement that may seem paradoxical but which is instead true: man was born with boots, almost. On the other hand, is it possible to imagine a more protective and comfortable shoe than a boot? A very special shoe, capable of embracing the foot and calf. Here because, already from the Paleolithic, the men began to bandage their legs, from the foot to just below the knee, with animal skins. Rugged ancestors of boots, these primitive shoes protected from the hardness of the ground and the cold.
The man was born with boots, then, and then kept walking on them. The most important peoples of antiquity have always shown that they love boots. The Sumerian soldiers wore them, represented in many bas-reliefs of Mesopotamia and emulated, centuries later, by the ancient Roman gladiators and Greek leaders. Just the military fieldin fact, it has always been the favorite theater for the evolution of the boot, the battle shoe par excellence.
The transition from military shoe to trendy shoeinstead, it took place starting from half of 1800. The merit, according to the most reliable historical reconstructions, went to the trusted shoemaker of the Queen Victoria, sovereign of the United Kingdom. With such a famous sponsor, success was guaranteed. It is no coincidence that for decades, ankle boots were the most popular footwear among aristocrats of Europe. They remained at the center of men's fashion until the First World War, then they were put aside for a while. It didn't take long, however, to regain the limelight: in the 60s they became the shoe of the new generations in search of freedom, a symbol of rebellion also worn by Beatles.
An ankle boot for every style
The success of the boots, as well as in their indisputable comfort, lies in their versatile character and in the ability to adapt to different looks, both elegant and sporty. Among the hottest models, there is certainly one suitable for you!
The timeless Chelsea Boots
They are so famous that they have now become the almost universal synonym of the word boot. They are the ones invented in the 800th century by Queen Victoria's shoemaker. And they are still the ones chosen by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to take the stage during the Beatles tours. Their distinctive feature is the side elastic, which makes them extremely practical to wear. In his collection of ankle boots, Saveone offers a wide selection of Chelsea Boots, made of leather with Italian craftsmanship. Shoes with soft and delicate lines but with a strong personality.
The spirited Chukka
Chukka is the name by which the Desert Boots, designed by Clarks, are known. Extremely popular and versatile, they are inspired by the shoes worn by British soldiers engaged in Burma in the 40s. Desert boots, to allow the military to withstand very difficult conditions, were light and comfortable.
The sports Biker boots and Hiking Boots
Sportier souls can choose between two types of ankle boots. Biker Boots are the most loved by motorcyclists, while Hiking Boots, designed for mountain enthusiasts, follow the shapes and style of trekking shoes, adapting them, however, to city life.