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1900-20 Sexy French, tall, leather boots - marked "Maniatis/Bottier/36 rue de Belle Ford/Paris (9e)/Tel. Taudine 43-57". Black leather trimmed at the top with gold leather. Makes me wonder if these were made for a theatrical performers or lady of "interesting" pursuits. These would make great "fetish-wear" today. See them at http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80073911#

These boots above - over the knee, tight as a glove, BRIGHT RED - are from 1900 at the earliest, and 1920 at the latest. Yes, you read that right! They are French, of course...

c1890 Ladies Leather Fetish Thigh High Lace Up Boots with 5" heals - sold at Augusta Auctions for 4800.00 in March 2012

Shoes | F. Pinet | France; Paris | 1910 | silk, rhinestones, metallic thread | Chicago History Museum | Object #: 1957.1017a-b

Take me to Paris - Coffee Mug

Take me to Paris - Coffee Mug – Manor | Simply Smashing Home Decor

la belle epoque...

Hand tooled leather boots, c. 1870, featured in the 2008 exhibition “HEIGHTS OF FASHION: A HISTORY OF THE ELEVATED FOOT” at the Esplanade Museum [Alberta, Canada]. Image posted via http://www.wornthrough.com