Boots were worn chiefly by men, but women could wear them for riding. A calf-high kid, front-laced boot was quite fashionable for women. The toe was in line with shoe fashions, and the boot usually had a feminine, Italian heel.
For men, boots were reserved for riding and the military. There was also a growing interest in horse racing, so the jockey boot became quite important during this time.
In the 1750’s a new half boot entered fashion, and was used mostly for shooting and riding.
Boots were tall in black leather with a brown turned down cuff. Occasionally, the boots could be made with a white top to match white breeches.