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Old 08-12-2018, 10:44 AM
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60s Fashion- what were these boots called?

Mid 60s, about the time of Beatle boots, some guys at my school were wearing boots with a zipper up the back. I haven't seen any in decades. Was there a name for these things?
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:00 AM
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Well, there are Beatle boots, but they often have the zip on the side. When they have the elastic side panel they're called Chelsea boots.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:32 AM
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Are you thinking of Go-go boots? They don't necessarily have a zipper up the back, but that's how I always think of them.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:20 PM
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Are you thinking of Go-go boots? They don't necessarily have a zipper up the back, but that's how I always think of them.
Aren't go-go boots women's fashion? The description in the OP refers to men's boots.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:01 PM
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Not go-go boots. These looked much like Beatle boots, but they had a zipper up the back rather than elastic panels on the side.
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"Cuban heels" was often used as an alternative.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:52 PM
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Well, there are Beatle boots, but they often have the zip on the side. When they have the elastic side panel they're called Chelsea boots.
It's funny, one of my buddies loved them, and wore them all the time. The Partners at his law firm actually called him out on those!
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:05 PM
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"Cuban heels" was often used as an alternative.
That's just the heel shape though. You can put a cuban heel on any sort of shoe.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:33 PM
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It's called a "Cuban heel boot with back zip". There isn't a particular name for that style. If there were, there's a pretty good chance i'd have run into it; when I costume shoots or productions, a good 75% of my job is just knowing what this stuff is called, so I can go hunt down a cheap one on eBay.

You can get more specific about the description, as mentioned above -- it's a Beatle boot if it just has a zipper, a Chelsea boot with the elastic panel in it, and you can specify "ankle" or "calf" for height. A Cuban heel is a squarish block heel, which does not narrow to a line or point on the way down, and can also be found on pumps, sandals, or taller boots. You can further specify square-toe, round-toe, or "winklepickers", which is a long pointy toe.
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Around here they used to call the pointy-toed ones PFCs (Puerto Rican Fence Climbers). When running from cops the pointy toes made it easier to climb chain-link fences.
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