Also used by pirates, round-heads, royalists, highwaymen and other soldiers of the age. These boots would have been worn in bloody encounters of the 1600's including the English Civil War, the Polish deluge, pirate sea battles, highway robberies and dueling contests.
'Cavalier boots are a style of boot that were popular in Europe between approximately 1500-1700 AD. They are soft knee-high leather boots typically made of brown calfskin.'
'(Cavalier boots are) associated with the dashing Cavalier of the English Civil War but in reality many Roundheads, including the Earl of Essex, dressed identically to the Royalists. Cavalier boots remained in use among cavalry until the late 18th century when they were replaced with the Hessian boots popularised by Prussian king Frederick the Great.'
'Cavalier boots are often associated with pirates and highwaymen like (highwayman) Turpin, Jack Sparrow or Captain Blood. These tall boots were prized by helmsmen and naval officers as they provided excellent protection from rain and spray. Boots of this design, worn with a Sou'wester and oilskins, remained in use among fishermen well into the 20th century when they were replaced with rubber Wellington boots and waders.'