Mongolian boots, known as "Gutul", fit ideally horse riding. They are spacious enough and the slightly uplifted boots’ front end prevents the wearer from being caught in stirrups, in case rider falls off. Stiff and high bootlegs protect when walking in summer high grass and winter snow. The upended toe are leaves enough air space to prevent feet from getting cold in winter.
Mongolian wrestlers who use Mongol boots for their sports activity prefer boots handmade by an age old technology. They were made from cowhide leather with stylish appliqué on it. No nails are used. The sole is hand sewn for durability. As time passes the thread on the sole tends to sit deeper into the sole leather, a softer material, unlike nails.
Traditional boots are usually worn with a felt sock made according to boots shape. The upper parts of the socks coming out of the boots are usually embroidered with silk, leather, various ornaments and applications. There are other types of boots used for different seasons and purposes. Normal high-heeled soft boots, called “boitog”, are used mostly for hunting or long walking trips. In winter a fur cover called “degtii” is put over the boots. The boots’ heels can be soft and hard, low or high depending on the nature of their use. Boots are made from the skin of cattle or, in special cases, skins of such wild animals as deer, wild goat or sheep.