Boots were worn primarily for riding, hunting and military use. They were of soft leather, often deer or buckskin, and fitted closely at the back of the heel to hold a spur. They were generally wider at the top, sometimes with a scalloped or pinked edge. Others were turned down, revealing a coloured lining. The boots could be fastened with buckles, buttons, or laces, and had the heel that had been introduced during the previous period. Occasionally, fabric boots or brocaded velvet were worn for court wear, but this style had, for the most part, fallen out of favour.