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Boot Symbols
Symbol Type

Skinhead Symbol

Also Known As

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Traditional Use/Origins

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Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Racist and Non-Racist Skinheads

Extremist Meaning or Representation

Skinhead culture, also associated with skinhead violence

Background/History

Until recently, skinheads could be identified by their colored shoelaces and Doc Martens boots, often made with steel tips and used as "weapons" to kick people in fights. Although many skinheads wear other kinds of shoes, this brand of boots, popularized several years ago, is still the most typical and traditional. The term "boot party" was coined to refer to a gathering at which skinheads usually commit acts of violence together.

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