… are made for? There may be no article of clothing that has as many varied iconic associations.
Work boots; "are those steel toe?"
Thirsty Boots: 60s folk trivia
Jack boots: militarism
Gypsy Boots: now there's some early 60's trivia for you!
Boots of Spanish Leather: appropriate in light of a recent award.
Cowboy boots: originally work boots, but now a whole genre in itself
Beatle Boots: another genre
and, of course, (you didn't think I'd forget it, do you?):