Top Ten Shoe Catalog
Top Ten Shoe Catalog

Top 10 Shoes for Women | Facts & Catalog

1. STILETTO

  • A ‘stiletto’ heel is a long, thin, high heel found on boots and shoes.
  • Named after the stiletto dagger.
  • Year: 1930’s
STILETTO

2. KITTEN HEEL

  • A kitten heel is a short stiletto heel with a slight curve setting the heel in from the back edge of the shoe.
  • Popularized by Audrey Hepburn.
  • Year: late 1950’s
KITTEN HEEL

3. PLATFORM

  • Platform shoes are shoes, boots, or sandals with an obvious thick sole, the heel is raised significantly higher than the ball of the foot.
  • Famous predecessor: Zoccoli in Venice.
  • Year: 1960’s
PLATFORM

4. PEEP TOE

  • A peep-toe shoe is a woman’s shoe in which there is an opening at the toe-box which allows the toes to show.
  • Popular in the 1940s but disappeared by the 1960s.
PEEP TOE

5. PUMP

  • The pump is a closed, low-cut shoe with one or more straps across the instep.
  • Also known as ‘Court Shoe’ (For Men) & ‘Mary Jane’ (For Women).
  • Year: 1920’s
PUMP

6. MULE

  • Mule is a style of shoe that has no back or constraint around the foot’s heel.
  • FACT – Mules were bedroom slippers and not worn out in public in ancient Rome.
  • Year: 15th Century
MULE

7. KNEE HIGH BOOTS

  • Knee-high boots are boots that rise to the knee, or slightly there under or over.
  • Famous in the 1960s & the 1970s.
  • Year: 1950’s
KNEE HIGH BOOTS

7. ANKLE STRAP

  • The strap that reached toward the ankle from the center or backside of heels to a horizontal strap circling the ankle.
  • Popularized in the year 1920s.
  • Year: 1930’s -1940’s (Famous)
ANKLE STRAP

8. THIGH HIGH BOOTS

  • Thigh High Boots are boots that extend above the knees to at least mid-thigh.
  • In the 15th Century were used by Men for riding a horse and later adopted by women.
  • Year: 1980’s
THIGH HIGH BOOTS

9. WEDGIES

  • Wedgies are shoes and boots with a sole in the form of a wedge, such that one piece of material, normally rubber, serves as both the sole and the heel.
  • The design dates back to ancient Greeks.
  • Wedgies for women were popularized by ‘Salvatore Ferragamo’.
  • Year: Late 1930’s
WEDGIES

10. SNEAKERS

If you are not a heel’s person, then whatever, comfort & sneakers never goes out of style !

  • Sneakers have been an important part of hip hop and rock ‘n roll cultures since the 1970s.
SNEAKERS

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