A Series Of Striped Shoes

Since I seem to be on a shoe spree, I thought it would be a fitting time to share with you a series of striped shoes from the 19th and early 20th century. The continuity of the adornment over the changing shoe styles on these first three pairs is so interesting.

Striped evening slippers. 1840-1849. The Met.
Striped evening slippers. 1860-1870. The Met.
Striped evening pumps. 1920. The Met.

Do you have a favorite amongst these? Personally, I like the pair from 1860-1870 best (maybe it’s the rosette that appeals to me in addition to the stripes!). You can also pick from these next few pairs, which I’ve included just for fun.

Striped slippers. 1795-1810. The Met.
Striped shoes. 1845-1865. The Met. (These kind of look like Toms?!?)
Striped evening shoes. Late 1920s. The Met.

7 thoughts on “A Series Of Striped Shoes

  1. I like the 1860-1870 Met shoes. I agree about the rosette, but I also like the black heel and black upper edge. It seems to make the stripes visually pop.

    Thank you for the “Stripes across the Ages” shoe review; very interesting.

  2. Dear Quinn,
    The 1870s striped shoes appeal the most to me, too: chic right across the years, I’d like some now! The little 1796 green and cream slippers are perfectly summery, though, and they are airily chic, too.

    Very best,

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