This Collection Of Weird Shoes Is Every Woman’s Dream Come True.
Historically, the purpose of shoes have been to protect and provide comfort for those wearing them. Nonetheless, footwear has evolved from a necessity to an accessory and form of expression. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City holds an impressive collection of more than 5,000 shoes from all over the world.
The permanent display offers a variety of designs, craftsmanship, and materials dating back to the fourteenth century to present day. Regardless of the time period, it appears people were willing to go through all sorts of uncomfortable situations in order to look good. Not much has changed.
These clogs were more than just for fashion. The high heels during 1590-1610 were helpful for Italian women not wanting to get their dresses dirty.
These 1600's wood, leather, and silk sandals are part of the beginning of fashionable in Italian footwear.
This early 18th century model has an unusual drop near the heel.
Based on the design these wooden clogs from 1800 are more likely to be Dutch.
The traditional wedding boot worn around 1875 in the United States.
This two-heeled, wooden Turkish sandals date back to the 19th century.
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