Boot Fetishism, is very closely related to shoe fetishism. Many
of the same sexual appeals regarded high-heeled shoes apply to
boots. In most cases the fetish of the boot is accompanied by a
fetish for the material which it is made from. Examples could be
leather or latex. High-heeled boots help to elongate the calf,
creating a longer-legged appearance which is generally considered
to be more sexually attractive.
In general, boots can be divided into three primary structural
categories and sub-divided from there. There are ankle-length,
knee-high, and thigh-high boots.
There are many potential turn-ons that could arise from boots.
Usually the action of the wearer's legs provide many of arousals
boot fetishists have. For instance, slowing crossing the legs after
being seated or small subtle movements of the booted legs can
provide for a visual stimulus. In cases of leather boots, the
leather itself can be very reflective and glossy and create further
visual appeals. The heels of the boots can also provide sexual
appeal, the most common sexual heel being the stiletto heel. The
soles of women's boots are attractive as well.
One theory to the boot fetish, is an infant's or young child's
experience of seeing their mother in boots, or seeing other women
wearing boots. If sexual behavioral imprinting occurs during this
time, it may lead to the feet, shoes, or boots becoming the primary
object of arousal in later years.