|Cheerleader, Amber van Eeghen in retro white boots|
Mod look boots were not so much self-consciously sexy (though they were sexy) as deliberately perky. They were also super-comfortable, as they weren't too tight and the wearer didn't have to totter around in high heels.
It wasn't until 1964, when innovative designer Andre Courrages unwrapped his Moon Girl collection that go-go boots made their world debut. Courrage paired his white, low-heeled plastic footwear with flared mini-skirts and out-there accents on the clothes, such as clear plastic portholes and stripes.
The look was a raging success and it wasn't long before go-go boots were out in the streets. Fashion-wise, Mods were risk-takers and welcomed anything that looked good and at the same time, set them apart from the conservative fashion status quo.
|Not 60s but still groovy. FLY London white knee boots|
These days the white boot tends to be reserved for the ultra-trendy, who are confident enough to want to stand out amid the browns and blacks.