The term “Kinky Boots” was coined in the UK in the early 1960s when high-heeled boots, which had previously been worn in the 'underground' fetish and sadomasochistic world of the Dominatrix and her clients, broke into mainstream female fashion. The term 'sexual kink' (kink meaning not entirely straight) was used to describe an unusual sexual desire that was not sufficiently deviant (or bent) enough to attract the word perversion. Since men who were attracted to women in boots (which symbolised power) were still basically heterosexual, the term kinky rather than pervert (which at that time was applied to homosexuals) was applied to them. The term thus became applied to the boots that were worn by women because of their previous association with S&M.

The original "Kinky Boots" were calf length (and later knee length) pull on black leather 4 inch stiletto heeled boots with pointed toes. This was the kind of boot worn by Honor Blackman (Cathy Gale) and Dianna Rigg (Emma Peel) in the original "Avengers" television series; Honor Blackman and Patrick McNee (John Steed) cut a single record called "Kinky Boots" which hit the UK charts at that time. The boots were soon available in other colours, white being popular, and all heel heights. Later, from the mid 60's onwards, the stiletto went out of fashion and calf and even thigh boots with lower thick heels or even flat heels came into fashion. These made it across the 'pond' to the states and were called "GO GO Boots" in the US; however in the UK they were mostly still called "Kinky Boots" and the term was still being applied to the high-heeled platform boots (a very big hit in the UK) of the 1970's.

Boots are such a staple female fashion these days, that the term is now only used for the original type of Dominatrix S&M boot that gave rise to the term in the first place, - outrageously sexy very high stiletto boots, generally of thigh length and in either black or white or bright shiny colours. A film of the same name was released last year (2005) and was about an ailing company of high quality traditional male shoemakers which found a new lease of life making high heeled fetish footwear for transvestites, S&M lovers and the sex industry generally.
He groaned as he felt his manhood stir when she placed the cool smooth leather sole of one of her shiny black kinky boots on his naked thigh. He saw his embarrassment reflected back at him in its black patent leather shaft as he winced when the sharp cold metal stiletto heel came into contact with his knee; she laughed softly.....
by Mike Martlet May 27, 2006

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