Botas picudas, botas vaqueras exóticas or, simply, pointy boots are the dancing apparatus of mexican electronic tribal music dancers. A trend and an ornament originated in small villages, it has crept up its way towards the US – to name a few states, Texas, North Caroline Florida and Mississippi.
Ridiculed by many, the boots are seen as things worn only by chuntaros, the name for northern mexican natives and a derogative term for uncultured lower class citizens. And yet, they are objects of folk craftsmanship, symbols of pride not only for their bearers, but for their creators, always in search of creative solutions on how to make longer and pointier boots.
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