17th Century broad topped boot in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Timeline of shoes! http://www.vam.ac.uk/shoestimeline/

17th Century broad topped boot in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Timeline of shoes! http://www.vam.ac.uk/shoestimeline/

Pair of boots Italian, 1550–1650 DIMENSIONS 30.5 x 9.7 x 24.2 cm (12 x 3 13/16 x 9 1/2 in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Suede with metal embroidery on linen and appliquéd to leather, wood, cotton cord, brass tip, and leather ACCESSION NUMBER 43.1745a-b Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Pair of boots Italian, 1550–1650 DIMENSIONS 30.5 x 9.7 x 24.2 cm (12 x 3 13/16 x 9 1/2 in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Suede with metal embroidery on linen and appliquéd to leather, wood, cotton cord, brass tip, and leather ACCESSION NUMBER 43.1745a-b Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ein Paar Herrenschuhe Gesamtansicht, 1690 leather, metal, buckles Museum Weißenfels - Schloss Neu-Augustusburg

Ein Paar Herrenschuhe Gesamtansicht, 1690 leather, metal, buckles Museum Weißenfels - Schloss Neu-Augustusburg

late 16th century Chopine. Chopines were usually worn as overshoes to protect the shoes and dress from mud. The height of the chopine became a symbolic reference to the cultural and social standing of the wearer; the higher the chopine, the higher the status of the wearer

late 16th century Chopine. Chopines were usually worn as overshoes to protect the shoes and dress from mud. The height of the chopine became a symbolic reference to the cultural and social standing of the wearer; the higher the chopine, the higher the status of the wearer

manssko, slejfsko, man shoe, ca 1630 Livrustkammaren, 27274(06:5904)

manssko, slejfsko, man shoe, ca 1630 Livrustkammaren, 27274(06:5904)

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