"BOTAS BOOTS Cuero crudo (rawhide), old Argentine Gaucho Lat.am. From bottom to top, the most typical footwear of early Gauchos were ... boots, consisting of an entire tube of seamless raw leather that ... leg and foot. They were made with the skin of of the back legs of female donkeys, coldts or cows, with wild ... leather, or with the back legs of pumas or jaguars. They were the preferred ones for daily rural work and many times the tip was open so that the three major toes came out to allow for a better grip in the stirrups. Today ... ... have been replaced by alpagartas brought to Argentina by the Basques in the early 20thc. This type of ... ... ... made of string canvas with a ... or hemp ..., still continues to be the most popular footwear in the countryside."