Date: 1690–1710 Culture: European Medium: leather, silk Dimensions: 5 x 8 in. (12.7 x 20.3 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Herman Delman, 1954 Accession Number: 2009.300.1478a, b
Blue velvet latchet tie shoes, c 1660, reputedly worn by Lady Mary Stanhope. From The Shoe Collection,Northampton Museums & Art Gallery. (I know these are 17th c shoes, not 18th c, but they're just so lovely I had to include them!)
16th century Tudor high heel shoe style. EXCERPT: 'This shoe was worn with a large buckle, has an immense heel and pointed toe. It dates about the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Procured in the vicinity of Kenilworth.'
1700–1739, Shoes ornamented with multiple parallel rows of braid were a well-established fashion in the 17th century, and continued to enjoy stylishness in the early 18th century, when the preference was for matching braid and ground fabric as opposed to contrasting colors. This pair is a good example of that decorative style, and equally well illustrates the fashionable cut of the time, with pinched toe, high throat with small opening at the side and flared tongue, and sturdy high heel....