Shoes, Shoes, Wonderful Shoes!
How much cerebral activity have you directed towards your heels lately? We (almost) all love collecting, wearing and shopping for shoes. But have you thought about how different styles of high heels became popular or how that popularity has changed throughout history?
And who donned the first ever pair of high heels? Who currently owns the most shoes in the world? How tall is the tallest pair ever worn?
Over the next few weeks, I will take you on a journey of footwear through the ages. So pull on your pumps, do up your espadrilles, slip on your slippers, and read on…
We’ll start with a link to the beautiful Miss Micheline Pitt’s blog post on the history of the mule. That’s the style of shoe, not the animal. Mule is a French word, simply meaning a backless shoe. They can be a sandal, a formal shoe, a clog or even a sneaker! Find out more by clicking the image:
Top left: Alexander McQueen wood & leather mules
Top right: McQueen butterfly mules
Bottom left: Fendi leather mules
Bottom right: Louboutin satin & wood mules