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Boots

1895-1900

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT

As women began to lead more active lives, the high-button boot evolved into an essential element of dress. The boot was more suitable for outdoor walking than thin leather and silk slippers, and was considered progressive and sensible. However, this particular boot, with its high curved heel and tightly fitting ankle, was also quite seductive.

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  • Title: Boots
  • Fashion House: Jack Jacobus, Ltd.
  • Date Created: 1895-1900
  • Location Created: Austria or England
  • Type: Boots
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Black leather
  • Credit: Gift of the Victoria & Albert Museum

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