Woman's Boot

1850s (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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Ankle boots for women became popular from about the 1850s. They were made in a variety of different leathers and with a range of colours and forms of decoration.

This very attractive boot has a pale kid leather upper decorated with stitching, while the toe-cap is covered in contrasting and decoratively shaped black patent leather. The boot has a fashionable low heel and a softly pointed toe. The red front lacing adds a touch of bright colour.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Kid leather upper, with decorative stitching, and toe-cap and heel of patent leather
Physical Description
Woman's ankle boot of patent and kid leather in contrasting colours, with decorative stitching and laced front fastening.
Summary
Ankle boots for women became popular from about the 1850s. They were made in a variety of different leathers and with a range of colours and forms of decoration.



This very attractive boot has a pale kid leather upper decorated with stitching, while the toe-cap is covered in contrasting and decoratively shaped black patent leather. The boot has a fashionable low heel and a softly pointed toe. The red front lacing adds a touch of bright colour.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
AP.39-1860

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record createdMarch 11, 2003
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