The Jodhpur boot has a fairly fun bit of history to it. This shoe was originally worn by men in the 1920s during Polo tournaments. They were considered to be riding boots and were perfect to help the rider not only look stylish but to control the horse as well.
Before the Jodhpur boot, polo riders would wear boots that reached up to their knee. However, because these boots covered so much of a man’s leg, you can imagine how much it would cost to make a shoe out of that much leather back then.
So when a new style pant came along for riders that prevented their calves from rubbing against the horse too much, the Jodhpur boot was born and replaced the tall leather boots riders often wore. People loved this boot because it was much more affordable compared to the original tall boot.