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Historical shoes

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect & comfort the human foot while doing various activities. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time & from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Shoes have traditionally been made from leather, wood or canvas.


Historical shoes

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White Pierced Leather Open Tongue Lace Up Shoes circa 1930s - Dorothea's Closet Vintage

Shoe & Stocking, c.1870-90  Kyoto Costume Institute

1920's French

BRITISH EDWARDIAN SHOES 1910

1820'S MEN BOOTS

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F. Pinet, Paris 1920

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Shoes

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Hellstern and Sons (French) Date: 1910

Hellstern and Sons  (French) Date: 1910

1870s American or European

lippers Date: 1720–39 Culture: French Medium: leather, silk

Slippers (Mules) Date: 1710–29 Culture: French Medium: leather, silk

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Mules

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Hellstern and Sons (French) Date: ca. 1910 Culture: French Medium: leather

1878 Culture: American or European Medium: leather, silk

Slippers Date: 1870–80 Culture: American (probably) Medium: leather

Slippers | probably American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1881 Culture: American Medium: leather, silk

Boots Date: 1880 French Medium: silk

Slippers Date: 1790s American

Slippers | probably American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Slippers Date: 1850s American or European Medium: leather

Pumps Pietro Yantorny  (Italian, 1874–1936) Date: 1914–19 Culture: French Medium: leather, silk

Pietro Yantorny | Pumps | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Pair of floral brocade shoes with latchet straps, lined with white linen. Italian or peg top heels. Top bound with cream silk ribbon, circa 1775

Shoes probably worn by Lady Mary Stanhope about 1660

c. 1870 Tan Taffeta Button Boots

Golden Victorian Shoe

1880s French shoes.

High-heeled lace trimmed shoes. Gaston Noury.