Women's Shoes

The toe of the women’s shoe was sharp and upcurved at the beginning of the period. By the 1760’s, it had become blunter. At the end of the period, the toe was no longer upcurving, and had a matched pointed tongue.

The heels, at the beginning of this period, were high and thick. The Louis heel, spayed at the base and waisted, was very popular until the 1760’s.

The slender heel, known as the Italian, gained favour after the 1760’s. It was wedged to support the arch, which had only a leather shank for support.

Overshoes were still quite popular but were modified to fit the shoe by giving them the same toe shapes. The fitted clog also continued throughout the period. Pattens were still worn, but had been relegated to country wear and for the lower classes in most cases.