Tambour-embroidered kid/silk shoes with small Italian heels, c.1790.
Shoes, silk, embroidered with white flowers, 18th
Blue leather boots, European, 1795-1810. Boots began to become fashionable for women in the last quarter of the 18th century, but their use was limited primarily to riding and driving. The peculiar wrap-around leg on this example is specific to this period and extremely rare. Although not well-fitted enough to provide a particularly secure fastening to the foot, the wrapped leg may have been intended to provide superior protection from dust and moisture than the standard laced closure.
Light blue satin shoes with silver braid, c. 1770. The label inside one shoe indicates that these were made in London by Thos. Hose, Shoemaker, Lombard Street. They belonged to Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who was married to Charles Pinckney, lawyer, judge and member of the House of Commons.
Child's shoes in red leather with a kid and silk lining and gold thread edging and laces embroidered with the Royal personal crest of King Frederick William II of Prussia, 1750-1755, Germany. The shoes are fitted with period silver-leaf spurs. The provenance is impeccable as they are part of a Property of items formerly in the possession of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, given to her daughter Princess Sophia, then upon her death to a Lady in waiting.
Pair of shoes, England, Britain (made) ca. 1700, Materials: Leather with vellum rand; modern ribbon added for latchet fastening. These elegant women's shoes are made of plain leather. This is rather unusual, as shoemakers more commonly used plain leather for working women's shoes. The red leather heel contrasts with the dark upper. From 1675-1700 shoemakers used pointed toes for women's shoes only. This was the first major difference between fashionable footwear for men and women.
In the 15th century, the Crakow was fashionable in Europe. This style of shoe is named because it is thought to have originated in Kraków, the capitol of Poland. The style is characterized by the point of the shoe, known as the "polaine", which often was supported by a whalebone tied to the knee to prevent the point getting in the way while walking.
他们开了一家名为“Let it rock”的店，专卖西太后为朋克青年设计的奇装异服，每天晚上8点开门，2小时就关门，还频繁改店名，真是够任性的。在这对恋人手中，朋克文化成了那个时代最耀眼的时尚。他们彻底反对传统，打碎破旧世界旧秩序，寻找属于自己的世界。
Since the 17th century, most leather shoes have used a sewn-on sole. This remains the standard for finer-quality dress shoes today. Until around 1800, welted rand shoes were commonly made without differentiation for the left or right foot. Such shoes are now referred to as "straights".
Also during the 15th century, chopines were created in Turkey, and were usually 7-8 inches (17.7-20.3 cm) high. These shoes became popular in Venice and throughout Europe, as a status symbol revealing wealth and social standing.