The Matrix is lauded for many reasons, but is still underrated in other regards. Let this article reveal one of the latter. If this subject matter interests you, I highly recommend this video essay from Kaptain Kristian about the costuming behind X-Men:
I found this after googling "original matrix boots" because we rewatched The Matrix the other night and Neo's real world boots and really whole ensemble are very cool. It turned out to be a fascinating read and breakdown on The Matrix costuming. Highly enjoyable.