Thigh-high boots

Thigh-length boots, known also as thigh-high boots or simply thigh boots, are boots that extend above the knees. Other synonyms include over-the-knee boots (OTK boots), and especially when cuffed, pirate boots. Lengths vary from reaching just over the knee to reaching almost to the crotch (referred to as crotch boots).

thigh high boots

Like all boots, thigh boots are made of different materials ranging from various leathers, to various synthetic materials (vinyl, polyurethane, or latex), to various fabrics (silk, polyester microfiber). Many are constructed with zippers for ease of entry, but some are constructed as pull-on boots. Heel heights vary, but the majority are sold either as flats or with heels greater than three inches (7.5 cm). Heel styles vary from metal spikes to chunky. Like other boots, they can also have platform soles.

Thigh boots are considered by many to be erotic or kinky. They are used as fetish clothing in boot fetishism and shoe fetishism. Cheaper thigh boots are often worn by prostitutes and professional dominatrices, so many people consider them icons of such trades. Because of the latter they are often associated with sadomasochism. Nevertheless, they are frequently sold by couture designers, perhaps because of the implied eroticism.

Fall 2009 over the knee boots

The Fall 2009 fashion season featured thigh boots as a key fashion accessory for the season.[2] They were shown in two different feature layouts in the September issue of Vogue.[3][4] Numerous couture fashion designers featured them in their ready-to-wear collections, including:

* Alexander McQueen
* Celine
* Chloé
* Gucci
* Halston
* Louis Vuitton
* Prada
* Stella McCartney

Christian Louboutin marketed no less than four different styles in Fall 2009 — a front-lacing mid-thigh length with sculpted heel and hidden platform, a crotch-length, skin-tight boot with hidden platform, a chunky mid-thigh boot, and a chunky platform mid-thigh boot.

Pop Music Costuming

Thigh boots are popular with a number of female pop stars as part of their costuming. Stars who have worn them in their acts or on album covers include:

* Keisha Buchanan
* Cher
* Kelly Clarkson
* Celine Dion
* Nina Gordon (solo artist, former member of the band Veruca Salt)
* Ayumi Hamasaki
* Janet Jackson
* Jennifer Lopez
* Beyonce Knowles
* Madonna
* Katharine McPhee
* Christina Milian
* Kylie Minogue
* Heidi Range
* Rihanna
* Gwen Stefani
* Shania Twain
* Carrie Underwood
* Kim Wilde
* Miley Cyrus


One response to “Thigh-high boots

  1. connie forsythe

    please find me a good site for good guality lyra/spandex-cotton[nylon]leggings

    and the maker of the boots the model is wearing above.


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