Women Shoes: A Brief History Part 2
As we had discussed in Women Shoes: A Brief History Part 1, shoes are an amazing phenomenon that has evolved as much as humans have evolved over time. If you truly have to go through the entire trajectory, you’ll find that the human brain unleashes itself in a way that can help us understand why today’s shoes are the way they are. To get to that logic, it took a huge amount of time and effort.
Mules with heels were a kind of footwear that was worn by men as a form of indoor footwear. These mules came in different colors and materials and all of them were a little flared at the top.
Clogs were in fashion now, elite and upper caste wealthy women wore shoes that were made out of delicate silks and were naturally meant for indoor use. These clogs were sold with matching pattens in case they were worn outside.
Red Shoes: As goes by the name, the red shoe was famous because it was attached to the sole. The shoes were very famous among women who’d flaunt these elaborately designed red-heeled shoes.
Women’s Salon Mules were Velvet Mules as goes by the name were made out of velvet containing a heel, were worn in salons and even for dances. Velvet has been historically associated with sexuality also because these Velvet mules were highly preferred by a mistress of the Louis XV of France.
Miniature Shoes - Imagine shoes that were made as shoe pieces for clients to choose from and then, accordingly pertaining to size be made into their size. This was only ten centimeters long and 9 centimeters high. The scaled-down versions of these shoes only helped the customers to visualize better as to how the final outcome would be and it was a common practice of that time. But unlike then, today, the most amazing thing about today is that there are a thousand amazing online platforms where we can visualize before buying. You can buy peep toes, t strap flat shoes, open toe flat shoes for ladies, and even an online mojaris store.
There was a new concept introduced called the ‘Oriental Toes’ which had an upturned sharp toe. This was the kind of shoe that Indians were making around that time and had also reached China and from China it has been picked and made into something Italian with a heel attached to the ankle, very thin heel. Such atrocities, right? But unlike then, today, the most amazing thing about today is that there are a thousand amazing options to choose from. You can buy peep toes, t strap flat shoes, open toe flat shoes for ladies, and even an online mojaris store.
Short Heels were a kind of shoe style that were predominantly worn between 1780s - 90s i.e over a decade. So, what made them so desirable was the fact that they were being made with waterproof materials and the short heels gave a kind of comfort that was much needed as heels could be extremely uncomfortable otherwise.
Wellington Boots were a kind of rubber boot that was made calf length and looked gorgeous as well. It was when Model Kate Moss started wearing these boots that people got influenced specially to wear them in festival seasons.
One the oldest Shoemakers -Clarks was one of the best shoemakers of their time and the first shoe that they had made was actually from a slipper/slip-on. By the 20th century, Clarks had become one of the best shoemakers in all of London.
Shoes for left and right feet were made around this time, prior to this, shoes were shaped in such a way that they could be worn in both the feet, irrespective and hence, the actual shape of the shoe wasn’t as important. Now, it dawned that both the feet were definitely not of the same shape and that, it was important to have the most fitting shape for each.
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