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Pointy Boots - A Popular Men's Shoe Style in Mexico

Pointy Boots - A Popular Men's Shoe Style in Mexico
If you're among those on the lookout for fashion that truly blows you away, you've landed at the right MenWit post. We're featuring Mexican pointy boots in this post, how they came into being, and how ... just how!?!
MenWit Staff
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2017
But of course!
The 'pointedness' of these Mexican boots can go as long as you wish, but know that cobblers will charge you between USD 35 and 40 for the extensions. Yes, darlings, being *this* fashionable can only come at a price.
Fashion fails have never failed to go viral on the web, garnering more than a few laughs along the way. How can we possibly forget Lady Gaga's meat dress? Or those mighty people of Walmart? Yes, people can commit some crazy crimes in the name of fashion. 'Normal' is just too passé for those who've been well and truly bitten by the fashion bug.

So, in this post we've handpicked a similar fashionable trend which can only seem bizarre to those who call themselves yawn-worthy normal. These Mexican pointy boots are sure to snap you out of your state of slumber. Let's delve deeper into their origins.
History of Mexican Pointy Boots
The origin of this rather quirky trend of Botas picudas mexicanas is shrouded in mystery good enough for a Hollywood western, and this is how it goes. And if you're mistakenly thinking that these shoes might have been a rage in medieval times―a medieval era prototype were indeed worn by court jesters, no less―you couldn't be more wrong. This trend we're referring to actually took off sometime between 2009 and 2011.
It was in the central Mexican city of Matehuala that a mysterious, unknown man approached a cobbler named Dario Calderon with a very specific request. He wanted the shoemaker to create cowboy boots with pointed toes so long, that they would reach his knees.

Yes, you read that right. A man, some man, did indeed volunteer to create these unbelievable sartorial extreme. Calderon, the cobbler, was not used to such specific requests, but applied his mind to the task. Rising up to the challenge, the shoemaker actually fashioned a pair of boots with toe extensions measuring a whopping 35 inches. He claimed to have used plastic and foam to create the elongated toes, charging 400 pesos, in the range of USD 35.

The customer, assumed to hail from a village nearby, went on to paint the town red that night, dancing away in a rodeo club wearing his one-of-a-kind boots. The next thing you knew, the trend had caught on among the sheeple, with shoemakers being flooded with requests to design these bizarre feet adornments (it's too down-market to call them 'shoes').
Path-breaking fashion? You betcha!
"Create your own style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others."
― Anna Wintour
It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that the unidentified villager kind of pulled an 'Anna Wintour' in Mexican fashion. And then, modest as he was, slipped quietly into oblivion, blessing the Mexican men with this incredible piece of sartorial history.
Mexican pointy boots
Soon enough, Mexican pointy cowboy boots were seen on the feet of young boys who wore them to church and the older ones, who obviously didn't wear them to church. By 2011, these pointy boots were all the rage among patrons of discos in central Mexican towns, coinciding with the sudden surge in popularity of trance music. One began to spot wearers in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Tennessee―places with high concentration of Matehualan migrants. And as if the outrageously long toe extensions weren't eye-catching enough, men even began to wear versions embellished with sequins, glitter, and tiny, flashing disco bulbs.
The entire night-out outfit comprised a flashy western shirt, skinny jeans, a cowboy hat, and these 'statement' boots. The preferred music would be a mixture of pre-Columbian and African sounds mixed with fast bass and electro-house beats. Such was the popularity of these boots at one time, that women would only go dancing with men wearing them. As a Mexican man, if you thought these boots were too tacky, you'd have to spend the evening at the bar giving company to your own self. A certified babe magnet, these pointy boots were.

But alas! Every fashion trend, as bizarre as it may be, can only go this far. Mexican pointy boots enjoyed their moment in the sun, before someone realized that they were a bit too ridiculous and impractical to be worn while dancing in full public view.
The trend may have been short-lived for many to have exploited its potential as recurring gags on social media. But worry not, take solace in the fact that these existed in the era of You Tube and Facebook―their humorous legacy will live on forever.