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Modern Beatle boot replica.

Beatle Boots are a style of boot that have been worn since the 1960s, and were made popular by The Beatles. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ...

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Origin

The back cover of Meet The Beatles!, showing The Beatles wearing their Beatle boots.

They originated in 1963 to complement the new suit image of The Beatles upon their return from Hamburg, who wore them under drainpipe trousers. They are a direct descendent of the Flamenco Boot and feature a cuban heel, pointed toe and centre seam cut. The fashion became ubiquitous before the toes began to widen and the Chelsea boot or chisel toe became vogue. Meet the Beatles! was The Beatles first official album in the United States, released on January 20, 1964 by Capitol Records, sister company to British label, Parlophone (both subsidiaries of EMI). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Vegetarian Chelsea boots The Chelsea boot is a tight fitting, heeled, ankle-high boot that piqued fashion consciousness in the early 1960s. ... Vogue can refer to: Vogue (magazine), a fashion magazine Vogue (dance), a style of dance Melchior de Vogüé (1848-1910), French writer Vogue (single), a song and a single by KMFDM Vogue (song), a song from the album Im Breathless by Madonna Vogue, a single released by Ayumi Hamasaki...


Style

They are similar to Chelsea boots and Winklepickers, in that they have a distinctive point and usually feature two-inch cuban heels, although they usually do not feature elastic sides, and instead feature a centre seam running from ankle to toe. A point of interest was that the Beatle Boot was less macho and resembled the style of boot favoured by Victorian ladies. Whilst not effeminate, it was distinctly a softer and less aggressive style than Brothel creepers and Winklepickers. The boots often incorporated a French seem or central stitch running from ankle to toe on the upper. In the convention of symbols this referred to female genitalia rather the phallic of the long, pointy toes of Winklepickers. Beatle boots saw the reintroduction of heels for men.[1] Winklepickers or Winkle Pickers are a style of shoe or boot worn from the 1950s onward by both certain male and female British rock and roll fans. ... In 2003 Osiris Shoes produced Ali Boulala Brothel creeper skateboarding trainers Creepers or brothel creepers are a type of shoe that gained popularity in the 1950s with the rise of rockabilly and the teddy boy youth culture in the United States and the United Kingdom. ...


Notes

  1. ^ The History of Boots

See also

  • Chelsea boots
  • Winklepickers

 
 

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