Well before we get into this argument let's look at what is meant by dress boots and what is meant by casual boots.
Fist of all dress boots. As the name suggests these boots are worn to a restaurant or a business meeting. Anywhere where you want to look good. As a result they are usually elegant looking with an extended heel. An example of a dress boot is go-go boots and knee high boots.
Casual boots are footwear we would wear everyday. A good example is Doc Martins. Both women and men wear this popular footwear and they are of excellent quality. Other examples of casual boots are motorcycle boots and cowboy boots.
So what do you prefer? Are you a casual person or a dress person? Perhaps you are both. Well there is no doubt that they give people a different style. Casual boots for example have a colorful history. They have been worn by the military, the police, skinheads and punks. More recently you see Goths wearing boots. They certainly have a rebellious quality and individualism that much footwear lack.
When you wear casual boots, perhaps along with your clothes and haircut they tell people exactly what you are interested in. How many times have you seen a skinhead walking confidently down the road with a heavy pair of steel caps? Did you avoid his stare? Probably. A similar thing with cowboy and motorcycle boots. We see this footwear on people and automatically make presumptions about them. It is a natural thing to do and no doubt why people are wearing these boots in the first place.
On the other hand dress boots are associated with confident, good looking people. Men and women who have good jobs and want to look good when they go out. Often we see models wearing knee high boots on the catwalk. But what do these say about you? Unlike casual boots, dress boots tend to give you a less edgy appearance, rather than being associating them with a sub-culture we tend to think high society. They give you a refined look and mark someone out as a respected person in society.
A lot of people own both kinds of footwear. If they are going to the pub they wear Doc Martins. If they are going on a date they may wear there knee high boots. That is the good thing about today's culture it seems like every fashion has been exhausted and we can feel free to wear what we like. When we like. Casual boots for example though linked in the past with skinheads are now worn by straightedge vegans. No longer do they have the negative connatations associated with them in the past.
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