Commonly used by fishermen, dairy workers, stable hands, duck hunters and clammers, the knee-high boot has been around since the 1950s. This tall work boot was designed to protect skilled workers thigh down from water, mud, manure and other severe work conditions. Afterward, in the 1960s and 70s the go-go boot was introduced which was a tall knee to thigh-high boot. This boot was solely a fashion boot that accentuated the leg. Our Ivy stays true to both appearances in history – durable from its genuine harness leather material and fashionable with its stunning hand-created silhouette.