16th century tudor shoe. Renaissance fashion period.
FROM its appearance this shoe must be a very old one, but the date and name of its wearer cannot be discovered. It differs from many of the preceding ones by the fact that the heel, instead of being covered with the same material as the shoe, is formed of dark red leather. The old brocade is very rich in texture, and harmonious in colouring; and the flap above the instep is kept in place by a ribbon strap of a corresponding hue.
Gallery: Ladies’ old-fashioned shoes by T. Watson Greig 1885.