“cromwell” or “boudoir shoe”

 

this striking example of a “boudoir shoe” (and really, kids, who do you think you’re fooling?) comes from the 1890s.
it’s pretty much exactly what i would imagine would happen to a shoe that has internalized the notion of the Grecian Bend being a good thing.

hat tip to the lovely Dita. yes, that Dita. she’s not just a pretty face, you know: she’s awfully knowledgeable about all sorts of things.


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