Classical Antiquity. Footwear. Fashions and Customs. Calceus, Ocrea, Caliga, Campagus, Crepida, Solea, Pero, Ceremonial shoes, Runner’s boots, Lace-up shoe.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.
The feet of the Assyrians were covered by sandals with uppers, embracing the heel, and leaving the instep and toes uncovered.
Three bronze shoes, the first worn on stage by the actress Miss Ada Cavendish. Ladies’ Dress Shoes of the Nineteenth Century.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Victorian Era. Shoemaker’s craft. The cordonnier artist (shoemaker, cobbler) has apparently considered his lines as carefully as the best of yacht builders.
Shoe fashion with high heels and rococo costumes. Lady and cook of this period in French costume. Female costumes from the 2nd half of the 18th century.
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
QUEEN ELIZABETH’S BUSKINS. Tudor era
Shoe of German Emperor Frederick III. 14th century medieval pointed toe shoe style (Crackowes). Chaussure avec patin de Frédéric III, Empereur d’Italie ou d’Allemagne (1400). D’après un tableau du temps, conserve à… Read More
Medieval shoe of King John II. of France (Jean le Bon). 14th century. Chaussure avec patin du Roi Jean (1440). From Histoire des cordonniers : précédée de l’histoire de la chaussure depuis… Read More
18th century regency shoe from the Georgian Era. PLATE XI. THIS shoe is fastened by a ribbon tie, instead of the overlapping straps with ornamental buckle. It is made of plain… Read More