Boot fetishism is a sexual fetish focusing on boots. Boots are seen as the perhaps most fetishistic of all footwear and boots may be the most popular fetish clothing attire.

Boots are usually seen as a sign of empowerment for the wearer, especially when worn by women. This may be a reason for the connection to BDSM, where boots usually are seen as a statement of dominance. So called boot worship became a common subcultural practice among sadomasochists and related fetishists.

High-Heeled Boots

High-heeled boots help to elongate the calf, creating a longer-legged appearance which is generally considered to be more sexually attractive.  There is an abundance of magazines and websites aimed directly at this fetish. The boot fetish may be accompanied by a fetish for  leather, rubber, or latex. Boot fetishism is often targeted at fashion boots and riding boots but there are also boots expressly made for fetish purposes, like ballerina boots and thigh-high boots.

A large subsection of gay men also fetishize men’s boots. Boot worship is a common practice in this group, with men typically preferring more sturdy, rugged boots, such as combat boots, jump boots or motorcycle boots.These boots feature prominently in outfits worn by leather enthusiast gay men too.