Everyone can agree with me when I say that footwear can make or break your entire outfit! While most shoes are a mean of making a fashion statement, they have been serving various purposes for decades. Footwear was initially meant for offering protection and comfort to the foot, but today people are making shoes to appear trendy and classy. With so many types of footwear, it is becoming hard to know which one is the best.
Let’s look at shoe Vs boot first-
A boot is footwear that covers both the feet and the ankles, and at times longer boots cover your lower leg. On the other hand, shoes cover and protect only the foot, and they usually stay below your ankles. Some dress shoes cover the ankle, but that does not mean that they are boots.
Boots come with a sturdy look, and in most cases they are waterproof. Their outer part comes with sturdy material to fully protect your foot from falling objects. With that in mind, you should not confuse shoes that cover your ankle for the boots.
Boots are meant to protect your legs and feet from cold, snow, water, and other hard work and industrial materials. Since they cover up to the leg or even above the knees, you can stay safe without worrying about a thing. Boots are also very fashionable as they bring out a classy look as long as you pair them appropriately.
On the other hand, shoe purpose is to protect the foot against harsh weather and hard or sharp objects. The footwear also offers the needed comfort and safety during various activities.
Boots come with strong materials to protect your foot from any pressure while shoes may come with either light or hard top material. Depending on where you intend to wear either the boot or the shoe, choose the one that you feel will fully protect your foo.
Boots come with an array of materials, from canvas, rubber, leather, wool, and many more. Those who live in the snowy places know the importance of the boot when the cold hits. On the other hand, shoes are made of leather, wood, plastics, canvas, and even rubber.
When it comes to materials, choose depending on the weather. For example, light material may not fully protect your feet during winter, and you may find yourself with frozen feet.
Boots heels come in various sizes, depending on the type of the boot. For example, some may come with a long, medium, short, or even no heel at all. On the other hand, most shoes don’t have heels, depending on the type of shoe, since there are those with heels.
Both shoes and boots come with or without heels. It is up to you to choose the one that suits you better.
Boots are usually meant for working, mining, riding, military purposes, and even walking on the snow or muddy grounds. Since boots are now available in both smooth and soft fabrics, they became classy accessories for women to wear with skinny jeans, dresses, shorts, and even shirt dresses.
When it comes to shoes, they are usually used for running, jogging, golfing, dancing, walking, and formal occasions like going to the office or even going to a wedding.
Regardless of where you want to go, you will find an ideal boot or shoe for your purpose. There are even hiking boots to consider. If looking for a boot or a shoe to wear during a casual walk around the park, there are also available.
There you have it! Whether you chose to go for a boot or a shoe, they both protect your feet. All you need is to think of the level of protection or comfort and then chose whichever that makes you feel comfortable and safe.