Woman's slap-sole shoe - ROM2004_1034_9

ROM2004_1034_9

Woman's slap-sole shoe

Medium:Leather
Geography: England
Date: 1625-1650
Period: Charles I (r. 1625-1649), Stuart Dynasty
Dimensions:
13.3 x 23.7 x 7.4 cm
Object number: 921.2.11
Credit Line: The Greig Collection of ladies' shoes, Gift of H. and C. Blachford Ltd.
Not on view
DescriptionThis is a rare example of a woman's slap-sole shoe. Made of brown leather, the shoe has a long narrow toe with a flat end and a medium heel which stands on a leather extension of the sole. Its name derives from the slapping sound caused by the heel striking the extension of the sole while walking. The upper part of the shoe has extensions with eyelet holes in each side for laces, and the tongue has two pairs of eyelet holes.
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