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Botas Picudas … now 30% picudier!

El Trono wearing white botas picudas on the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards

Okay, “picudier” may officially be the ugliest Spanglish word I’ve ever made up, but let’s get on with it.

I’ve blogged about botas picudas many times now – I blogged about my first encounter with the boots and the now well-known Behind the Seams documentary. I blogged about asking a guy at Wal-Mart if I could take a picture of his botas picudas and about seeing them on the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards. I even went to the trouble of creating an entire page dedicated to Mexican pointy boots. What more could I possibly show you on the topic?

Well, although I would have predicted that the fad would die down by now, it seems only to have become more popular. Once DJ Erick Rincón, the king of Tribal Guarachero music, (which is what you dance to in botas picudas), got together with Sheeqo Beat and and DJ Otto to form the group 3BallMTY, they released the Inténtalo video featuring El Bebeto and América Sierra, and things seemed to take off.

Botas picudas have even been featured on the popular English-language show, Glee.

Cast of Glee wearing botas picudas

Click this screenshot to watch "The Spanish Teacher" episode of Glee on Hulu, featuring Ricky Martin and botas picudas.

Marc Anthony encountered pointy boots while searching for talent for his and J.Lo’s show Q’Viva The Chosen. In Marc’s words “What the f*ck is that?” – (and yet he tries a pair on!)

A photo circulating on Facebook advertises the new Nike picudas… but I don’t think they actually exist.

Nike SB 3Ball

However, Adidas has come out with boots that you really can purchase… they aren’t pointy but I wonder what sparked the idea to create them – maybe botas picudas?

Adidas cowboy boots botas

Click the photo to read more about Adidas cowboy boots.

And of course Tribal has come to Zumba classes.

If you like Tribal (or Trival) music, plenty new danceable songs are popping up.

This one cracks me up. Is he like a Tribal Pitbull? He even throws a “Dale!” into the song… but then they end the song “El Mudo” style. Weird. (Also, yay! for women wearing the botas!)

La Cumbia Tribalera – El Pelon del Mikrophone Feat. Banda la Trakalosa & Violento

Now these guys definitely have a lot of time on their hands. Hilarious lyrics and check out their homemade botas picudas.

La Bota – La Chuzma

So what do you think? Have botas picudas and música tribal reached their limit, or are they here to stay? … It seems possible that twenty years from now we’ll be playing lotería with our nietos and someone will call out, “La Bota!… Una bota igual que la otra” – and we will search our bingo card only to see this:

loteria la bota picuda

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