Boots

Boots were exceedingly popular for both men and women throughout this period. For men, the Hessian disappeared to be replaced by the Wellington by 1820. This boot reportedly first appeared in 1817 in a Northampton shop for the list price of one pound, five shillings. For a long while, the Wellington was the only boot in general wear, but was totally abandoned by 1868, in favour of the short ankle boot.

Half boots also grew in popularity. Some were half Wellingtons, while other men simply wore leg boots pulled down to the required height. Another type of half boot was the Coburg or Oxonian, which appeared in 1825. This boot had side slits, which soon developed into the side-lace boot.