Vintage and Collectible Shoes
Shoes literally ground women’s fashion. Sometimes the statements they make are loud, as in the bold look of brightly colored, zippered, vinyl go-go boots from the 1960s. Other times, shoes call attention to themselves with barely a whisper—the embroidered velvet slippers of the mid-Victorian era come to mind. Most 19th-century shoes were known as straights, which means that the right and left shoes were interchangeable. It was only later...