In the nineteenth century, boots were the most common style of footwear but were often shorter in length than standard riding boots, with ankle-length boots gaining favor. Laced shoes, made popularized by Thomas Jefferson, and Congress Gaiters were also in step for the time. Spatterdashes (Spats) were sometimes worn to keep mud and muck out of these lower-style shoes, or simply as a fashion statement.
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