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Leather boots are made of cow, horse or donkey skin and they are often lined with woolen cloth.  Leather boots are waterproof and resistant to cold, in addition, a leather thong could be used to bind the boot tightly below the knee. Though they are durable, they feel heavy and cumbersome to wear while walking.
There are three types of leather boots and each is suited for a particular environment. Leather boots whose tip curls upward are suitable for walking in the desert, while those whose tip curls horizontally are best suited for dry pasture and those without a curled tip are appropriate for wet pastures. 
 The Early History of Felt by B. Laufer P. 1
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