Spring Fever: Floral Shoes!

Okay, so maybe it blew a gale and was a bit nippy today, but on the whole it’s been quite lovely here in Nevada, which has put me in mind of gardening. I’m a terrible gardener – I do try, though! – and since it was bad weather today, how about admiring some beautiful bloom-inspired shoes from history?

Museum of Applied Arts, 18th century (German)
MFA, 1780-85
LACMA, 1760s
Bata Shoe Museum (blog), 1780s-1790s
Eleanor Meriwether (blog), gaiter boots, c. 1840s
The Met, early 1840s
LACMA, 1849 – aren’t these ADORBS!?
The Met, 19th century
Whitaker Auctions, 1870s
Manchester City Gallery, 1880s
The Met, 1891
LACMA, 1914-17
Vintage Textile, 1925

There are gobs and gobs more, of course – to find these and more floral shoes (and just more historical shoes in general), follow my “Shoes” boards on Pinterest.


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