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.


About quinnmburgess

Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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7 Responses to A Series Of Striped Shoes

  1. Helen says:

    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. Natalie says:

    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,

  3. ME says:

    Great topic and pictures. I really like the top two: 1840-1849, and 1860-1870 slippers.

  4. Sabine says:

    Yum-yum!!! I would gladly take all of them 😉
    My favourites are the fourth and fifth pair though…


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