UNTIL THE 1960s, boots were men’s territory. Women wore them in times of inclement weather, but never as fashion objects. Then, in the 1960s, when Mary Quant introduced the miniskirt, André Courrèges met her with the boot, and legs took center stage. It started at mid-calf and was dubbed the “go-go boot” because it was ideal for dancing. As skirts got shorter, boots got higher and truly became a sign of female liberation. The boot has maintained its appeal and remains a sign of sexuality and power; it is still quite useful for making men go weak at the knees.