The overknee, also known by the name Over the knee boots, over the knee boots, or thigh highsis a type of boot that is characterized by its extra-long shaft height. In contrast to other boot models with long shafts, these do not extend to the knee for overknees, as is the case with longsleeve boots, or to the wearer’s knee for riding boots, but, as the name suggests, beyond the knee to the middle or to the end of the thigh.
From men’s shoes to women’s boots – overknees through the ages
Thigh high boots came in the 15. century but at that time they were only offered as men’s shoes and only worn by men. As boots with a particularly high shaft, the boots were ideally suited to protect knees and shins from injuries and weather during a fight or hunting.
In addition, long-range models were often used to store things safely with them. However, overknees sales were likely unchanged at this point. Even with uniforms they belonged Overknee boots with wide shaft to the fixed component At the beginning of the 20th century, high-heeled boots began to lose their importance in men’s shoes, and today they can be found Overknee boots in men’s clothing mostly only as useful shoes, such as protective equipment, part of uniforms or fetish areas.
In women’s fashion, the overknee boots gained due to the Broadcast 1961 “With an umbrella, charm and bowler hat”The main character Emma Peel combines overknees over the business costume and thus changes the image of overknees, which were previously worn by women mainly for erotic purposes in the bedroom at home or explicitly by sex workers.