The Leather Boots was part of the second tier armor set. They gave a better overall protection than their tier 1, Cloth, counterparts. This was especially true when it came to protection from Radiation.
The boots could be obtained in three different ways:
The boots could be crafted using 4 Leather. Doing so would take 10 seconds and yielded one pair of boots.
To learn how to craft them the player had to either obtain its corresponding Blueprint from Rad Animals or use a Research Kit. When using the Research Kit method, the player had to drag the Research Kit onto the boots with one Paper in their inventory.