Much of the popularity of go-go boots can be traced back to Nancy Sinatra and These Boots Are Made For Walkin', but these boots first saw the light of day in the futuristic collection of fashion designer Andre Courreges in 1964. His pairing of low, square-heeled, square-toed, white calf-height boots with the already-popular miniskirt (white, in this case) took the fashion world by storm. Between the two of them, Sinatra and Courreges made go-go boots one of the icons of sixties fashion.
As we've left the sixties behind, the term has broadened to describe any boot between ankle and knee length with a broad heel, made of vinyl or very shiny leather. The basic concept remains, however -- with low heels and eye-catching colors and materials, these boots were definitely made for dancing.