I was sitting in my hometown, watching our 300th aniversary parade, and all of these revolutionary war guys had the stocking holsters below their knees to keep their knee socks up. I thought that looked pretty cool, so I hopped online and ordered a pair for like 5 dollars, and then started wearing them around New York. Then, I see in the Diesel store window that the mannequin has them! These straps create the illusion of a boot- interesing if you've never seen them. Check it out!