Beatle boots


Beatle boots

Beatle boots are a style of boot that have been worn since the 1960s. The boots are tight-fitting, cuban-heeled, ankle-high boots with a sharp pointed toe, made popular by English rock group, The Beatles, for whom they were originally made. Beatle boots saw the reintroduction of high heels for men. [cite web |url = http://podiatry.curtin.edu.au/boot.html#beatle |title = Beatle Boots |accessdate = 2007-10-11 |author = |last = Kippen |first = Cameron |work = The History of Boots |publisher = Department of Podiatry |quote = The Beatle Boot saw the reintroduction of heels for men.]

Overview

Beatle boots are a direct descendant of the Chelsea boot, from which the pointed toe and centre seam stitch (running from ankle to toe) was derived, and the Flamenco boot, from which the Cuban heel was derived.cite web|url = http://www.handmadeshoes.co.uk/beatle-boot.php |title = The Beatle Boot |accessdate = 2007-10-11 |work = Bespoke Shoes |publisher = Anello & Davide |quote = The traditional Chelsea Boot was adapted for The Beatles by Anello & Davide in the early 1960’s with the addition of a higher Cuban heel from the Flamenco Boot.] The style can feature either zipped or elastic sides.cite book| last = Bassett McCleary| first = John| title = Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s| publisher = Ten Speed Press| date = 2004| pages = 44| isbn = 1580085474] Beatle boots originated in October 1961, when English musicians John Lennon and Paul McCartney saw Chelsea boots whilst browsing in the London footwear company Anello & Davide, and consequently commissioned four pairs (with the addition of Cuban heels) for The Beatles, to complement their new suit image upon their return from Hamburg. [cite book| last = Bramwell| first = Tony| title = Magical Mystery Tours: My Life with the Beatles| publisher = Robson| date = 2004| pages = 34| isbn = 031233043X]

Notable wearers

Non-fictional

* English rock band The Beatles.
* American artist Andy Warhol. [cite web
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* American musician Bob Dylan. [cite web
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* English rock band, The Rolling Stones. [cite web
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* Canadian garage punk band, The Gruesomes. [cite web
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title = Back from the Grave
accessdate = 2007-12-29
last = Lejtenyi
first = Patrick
date = 2000-06
work =
publisher = Exclaim!
quote = ...and the Beatle boots...
]
* English musician Carl Barât (Barât being the latter Brand's initial inspiration). [cite web
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title = Carl Barât
accessdate = 2007-10-11
last = Lawrence
first = Helen
date = 2005-04-18
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* English comedian Russell Brand. [cite web
url = http://www.yourfridgedoor.com/suited-and-booted.html
title = Suited and Booted
accessdate = 2007-10-11
last = Li-Chou Han
first = Sara
year = 2007
month = October
format =
work = Style
publisher = Your Fridge Door
quote = ...Brands favourite style, the Zip Boot...
]

Fictional

* American character Riff Raff from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", portrayed by Richard O'Brien. [cite web
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* American character Sid from "Hey Arnold", portrayed by Sam and Taylor Gifaldi. His Beatle boots (white with black Cuban heels) are stolen by thieves in the 2000 episode, "Monkeyman!", and are later returned by the character Monkeyman. [cite episode |title=Monkeyman! |url= http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0600786/ |series= Hey Arnold! |serieslink= |credits= |network= |station= |airdate=2000-03-03 |season=4 |number=11 |minutes= ]
* English character Austin Powers from the "Austin Powers" series, portrayed by Mike Myers. [cite web
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* American character Ned Flanders from "The Simpsons", portrayed by Harry Shearer. He is seen trying to take off a pair in the 1999 episode "Treehouse of Horror X"; stating he had previously avoided wearing them for 35 years. [cite episode
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series = The Simpsons
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* Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange's character Alex DeLarge portrayed by Malcolm McDowell. The boots can be clearly seen when Alex is being processed. The Check-In describes them as "One pair of boots ó black leather, zippered, worn."

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