In my constant struggle to keep our regulars on this blog on the cutting edge of fashion, I give you the Mexican pointy boot. These are the hottest new style from across the border and, in the ultimate rejection of “form follows function,” walking is purely secondary for the wearers.
When I first saw pictures of the new craze of pointy boots in Mexico, it was April Fool’s Day and I thought it was an obviously hoax. It appears that it is not.
Accounts attribute the start of the craze to Matehuala, Mexico and a mysterious man known only as “Cesar of Huizache.” The man showed shoemaker Dario Calderon a picture of pointy boots and asked him to make him a pair. Soon, the style took off. You can buy the extenders for your boots made with plastic foam for 400 pesos ($34).
The boots also have triggered a new dance and even professional troupes like Los Parranderos, or The Partiers.