The late 18th century also saw the advent of practical woman’s winter footwear. These boots date between 1795 and 1810.

Boots, Europe, the Met Museum Boots like these existed, but extant examples of them are few and far between.

Nankeen half boots, 1795-1810. Image @Virginia Kraljevic Kraljevic Kraljevic Kraljevic Review

Regency Fashion: Ladies Half Boots

pair of "Nankeen" Regency Boots: Nankeens are a later Regency fabric boot with leather soles, adjustable lacing closure, and a soft, round toe.

Slap-soled shoes belonging to Frances Walsingham, lady in waiting to Elizabeth I, and daughter of her spymaster, Francis Walsingham.

Slap-soled shoes belonging to Frances Walsingham, lady in waiting to Elizabeth I, and daughter of her spymaster, Francis Walsingham. Though the shoes belong to a Canadian collector, they are considered so important to British history that they have to be

shoes of Josephine de Beauharnais consort of Napoleon.

Nico Narrates Audiobooks: Jewelry, shoes and dress of Josephine de Beauharnais.

Olive color satin buckle shoes, Great Britain, 1780s. High tongue, sharp toe. Medium height Italian faceted heels. Lining is made of pink satin and flax. Maker: Chamberlain & Sons, London. http://eng.shoe-icons.com/collection/object.htm?id=1748

Olive color satin buckle shoes, Great Britain, Lining is made of pink satin and flax.

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~Pair of shoes - - Retailer: Thierry - Printed faux leather, lined with linen and kid leather, paste - Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, London~ Shoes of is good for dance activities.

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