In the ancient world, leather boots represented ruling power and military might. Although the vintage style is associated with riding, boots worn today can take many forms, and all provide fashionable protection from the elements. In fact, if Tumblr is to be believed (and I think it is), during winter we rarely take them off! These boots are loved because of their versatility; they can be cute, flat, ankle grazing Chelsea boots, or sexy, heeled, and thigh-high. One style that is particularly dominant at the moment is the ‘moto’ boot; for casual but stylish everyday wear, nothing beats it. Leather boots are hipster heaven, can be adorned with buckles or spikes, and are full of grunge.