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Shoes Date: ca. 1776 Culture: European Medium: silk, leather

Shoes, European, silk, leather Dimensions: Length: 8 x 2 in. (c) The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shoes: ca. 1780-1785, English, embroidered silk, trims. "High heels reached their ascendancy in the 1770s and 80s. They also became more delicate in design and there was a preference for them to be set quite far back, directly under the heel. This style resulted in weakness under the instep. In order to compensate for this, many shoemakers employed wedge-like structures to help support the shank." Courtesy of The Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Embroidered black silk shoes, English, High heels reached their ascendancy in the and

ZAPATOS  1911 antique shoes

Silk evening slippers, I. Miller (American, founded early century So "Marie Antoinette" !

Evening pumps Date: 1885–95 Culture: American Medium: silk, leather, cotton, steel

Evening pumps Date: Culture: American Medium: silk, leather, cotton, steel

1780 Angleterre

Shoes Date: Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick Street Hoppin, 1963 Accession Number: b

Slippers  Date: 1790s Culture: British Medium: silk, leather Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1966 Accession Number: C.I.66.35.2a, b

Slippers Date: Culture: British Medium: silk, leather Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1966 Accession Number: b

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