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Mexican Pointy Boots Have Me Speechless

Above: A dance crew from Buenavista in pointy boots.

This is the most bizarre fashion trend. In fact, these Mexican pointy boots are so bizarre, I fully expect to see them before years end on the runways of Paris.

The boots were first seen and coveted in a northern Mexican town called Matehuala, sparking a surprising fad in rodeos and cowboy communities. For the last year, the pointy boots caught on in other towns, rodeos and discos, even surfacing on dance floors in Dallas, Texas.

These boots are, apparently, made for dancing. The music of choice is "tribal" music, a mixture of Pre-Columbian and African sounds mixed with fast cumbia bass and electro-house beats. They seem to be worn mostly by men, some of whom compete in dance competitions.

There are rumors of a man wearing pointy boots 7 feet in length. And if you're going to rock such pointy boots, why not make them sparkle? They are often adorned with glitter, flashing lights, disco balls and satin.

Check out this video from Vice Magazine.


Mexican Pointy Boots!

Above: Vice Magazine went to Mexico to report on the trend and subculture of Mexican men rocking some seriously pointy boots.


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andreajo1977 | May 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. ― 4 years ago

These boots are one of the dumbest things ever invented!! LOL

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lovesoctober | May 17, 2011 at 5:24 a.m. ― 4 years ago

Here today, gone today.

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Missionaccomplished | May 17, 2011 at 7:39 a.m. ― 4 years ago

"Yeech!!!" -- Nancy Sinatra

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jrmxl001 | May 17, 2011 at 10:55 a.m. ― 4 years ago

Exactly, voiceless!

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lozenger | May 18, 2011 at 10:54 a.m. ― 4 years ago

I wonder if these guys saw Leningrad Cowboys Go America.

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HarryStreet | May 18, 2011 at 11:26 a.m. ― 4 years ago

I can understand people wanting to stand out among others, but this???

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Missionaccomplished | May 19, 2011 at 7:20 a.m. ― 4 years ago

"*@#%!" -- Lady Gaga

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Angela Carone, KPBS Staff | May 19, 2011 at 4:54 p.m. ― 4 years ago

Love the quotes from Nancy Sinatra and Lady Gaga.

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Beth Accomando, KPBS Staff | June 13, 2011 at 11:37 a.m. ― 3 years, 11 months ago

Sorry I got to this late but the shoes remind me of the shoes in the 1989 film Leningrad Cowboys Go America. The band is still performing in their pointy shoes and even pointier hair dos.

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