Another great post by Judith at Paris Atelier. A place I never had chance to visit, but really want to see is the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.
18th century shoes LACMA
My next time in Toronto I’m definitely visiting that museum. It’s been in my plans for months now. It’s hard to combine shoe addiction AND interest in history at the same time, but this museum provides both! Those shoes were probably really not that comfy. I wonder how long they had to wear them for?
Imported? Oh no, Penny, they were made in the same village. Thanks for this post idea, I will do it!
any chance you post some of those clogs or sabots that the lower classes were in the mud? did the French make them, themselves or import them from Holland? or do they look like the ones i see here in America?
Hello Catherine! Well, thank you yet again! I feel honored that you even visit my blog let alone link up to it! I have wanted to visit the Bata as well, it looks like a little slice of heaven, one day we’ll have to meet up there :) Thanks again and best wishes.Judith~
Quite so, Penny. These are clearly the shoes of a woman from the upper classes. They are made of silk and unpractical. You couldn’t even go out in the rain with them. Keep in mind that most streets in Paris were unpaved. Lower class women wore something much sturdier, protected by heavy clogs. Also lower class men and women would have worn lace-up shoes.
Very Pretty shoes. however my experience is that the pointier they are, the more they will hurt my feet. are these every day or formal wear shoes or wasn’t there a difference? also was there a difference between women of money or women of lower classes?
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