Shoes: You can’t walk without ‘em. And as is frequently the case, too, you can’t walk in ‘em. They’re often where glorious and gory intersect — accompanied by many, many Band-Aids.
Women have long had a love/hate relationship with shoes. We so badly want them to be comfortable. But unfortunately comfort and fashion are sometimes at the opposite ends of the sky-high, narrow stilettos we stuff our tootsies into.
The Northampton Museums and Art Gallery in England is showing an exhibit on the history of women’s shoes, and the artful results are fabulous and frightful all at once (not to mention perhaps a bit fetishist).
Your head might scream “No!”, but your feet will (mostly) scream “Yes! Yes! Yes!” at these shoes from the 21st century back through the 17th century.
Take a look:
All photos and captions used with permission from the Northampton Museum
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