I should start this post by saying that I'm not into big, heavy, masculine boots.
I love boots. Beautiful, feminine, leather boots with sharp stiletto heels. The higher the better. I adore having a submissive under them, worshiping them, worshiping me, my femininity. Acknowledging his subservience to me.
That said, this post isn't about such boots, or such boot play. It is about erotic boot blacking. Serious boot care as a fetish act.
Boot blacking for charity is quite common at public SM events, so I've got to witness a great deal of it through the years, and I must say that from what I've seen it can be a sublimely wonderful way to play.
The boot owner shows his or her dominance over the boot black with nothing more required than simply sitting in the chair, an obviously superior position due to height alone.
The beauty to me however is in the actions of the boot black. Sitting or kneeling at another's feet the boot black is allowed to demonstrate finely detailed service, quality care, craftsmanship of the highest standards, and of course passion for the boots that are for many powerful erotic symbols.
Perhaps the best thing about this particular and specific fetish is that unlike so much of what we do as a subculture, boot care is not 'scary' to vanilla people. It can be done in any setting.
I do read just about everything I can find related to bdsm, and I've come across two interesting articles dealing with boot blacking and one touching upon it, I thought it would be fun to share:
One Woman's Boot Fetish by Elaine Miller
Bio family can embrace chosen family by Ariel
Bootblacking and Beyond by Sex Geek