Stacked leather heels were also found in Western Asian dress. This type of heel is created by layering pieces of leather together. This pair of Turkmen riding shoes features a high stacked heel and would have been worn with a soft-soled tent boot. When worn together, they functioned like a one-piece riding boot.


  • Title: Afghani Heels
  • Date Created: probably 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 26.1 cm Width: 10.5 cm Height: 13.3 cm
  • Photographer: Ron Wood
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada (photo: Ron Wood)
  • External Link: http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/
  • Medium: Leather, cotton, steel, silk
  • Bbibliographic references: Semmelhack, Elizabeth. Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels. Toronto: Bata Shoe Museum Foundation, 2015

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