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1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

Shoes, Baddeley Boot & Shoemaker, 1790 - 1800.  Hampshire County Council.

Shoes, Baddeley Boot & Shoemaker, 1790 - 1800. Hampshire County Council.

What were shoes like in the 18th century?  Pair of late 17th – early 18th century mules with fine silver embroidery on the vamp and red Moroccan leather heel.

What were shoes like in the 18th century? Pair of late 17th – early 18th century mules with fine silver embroidery on the vamp and red Moroccan leather heel.

1790s pink Silk Evening Slippers. Shoes of silk were not made for outdoor wear but for special occasions such as dances and fancy balls.

1790s pink Silk Evening Slippers. Shoes of silk were not made for outdoor wear but for special occasions such as dances and fancy balls.

1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

1790s two-tone blue leather pointed shoes. White leather low heels. Embroidered cut-outs and silk ribbon rosette. Lined in linen.

Buckle shoes, England, 1775-1785, Of turnshoe construction with blunt oval toes and covered thin louis heels. Shoes consist of grey blue ribbed silk uppers with silver embroidered floral motif on vamp, medium high tongue, square toe, round straps to buckle over vamp, one of which is pierced and a straight side seam. Uppers lined in natural leather and the insole is brown leather. Heels covered in matching grey blue ribbed silk are white stitched in the channel. Sole is of sueded brown…

Buckle shoes, England, 1775-1785, Of turnshoe construction with blunt oval toes and covered thin louis heels. Shoes consist of grey blue ribbed silk uppers with silver embroidered floral motif on vamp, medium high tongue, square toe, round straps to buckle over vamp, one of which is pierced and a straight side seam. Uppers lined in natural leather and the insole is brown leather. Heels covered in matching grey blue ribbed silk are white stitched in the channel. Sole is of sueded brown…

Scarlet satin shoes, Great Britain, 1775-1785. Red satin, decorated with white satin, tapered Louis heel, Sharp toe, flax lining. All borders are covered with white satin ribbon. Buckles missing. Shoe icons. http://eng.shoe-icons.com/collection/object.htm?id=973

Scarlet satin shoes, Great Britain, 1775-1785. Red satin, decorated with white satin, tapered Louis heel, Sharp toe, flax lining. All borders are covered with white satin ribbon. Buckles missing. Shoe icons. http://eng.shoe-icons.com/collection/object.htm?id=973

Manchester: 1800-1810 Yellow kid bound in same, over white linen. Very pointed toes. Fronts trimmed with yellow silk tassel fixed by small steel buckle. Back of shoe faced with yellow kid printed with pattern in black. Heel of kid and leather.

Manchester: 1800-1810 Yellow kid bound in same, over white linen. Very pointed toes. Fronts trimmed with yellow silk tassel fixed by small steel buckle. Back of shoe faced with yellow kid printed with pattern in black. Heel of kid and leather.

Women's Shoes with Toe Protectors, 1810-30, Made of silk, cotton, and leather

Women's Shoes with Toe Protectors, 1810-30, Made of silk, cotton, and leather

Woman's Shoes  Made in England  or France  Mid- 1790s  Artist/maker unknown, English or French  Uppers and heels covered in pink kid leather  9 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches (24.1 x 7 cm) Heel (height): 1 inches (2.5 cm)

Woman's Shoes Made in England or France Mid- 1790s Artist/maker unknown, English or French Uppers and heels covered in pink kid leather 9 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches (24.1 x 7 cm) Heel (height): 1 inches (2.5 cm)