Shoes in the 1800's

  • Knee high boots

    Knee high boots
    The knee high boot became popular at the start of 19th century. These boots begain to sell very well in the womens isle and were mainly used for riding on horse back or just everyday walking.
  • Right and Left Shoes

    Right and Left Shoes
    Before the 19th century shoes were not made specifically for right and left feet. When the year 1800 came, the invention of the left and right shoe was created to enhance comfort in your foot and getting rid of many everyday foot problems.
  • Wellington boots

    Wellington boots
    The Wellington boot was introduced to the world. These Wellington boots were crafted for hunters and the tough terain in forests as well as muddy areas. They kept feet clean, dry and comfertable through harsh activites such as hunting.
  • Patent Leather in North America

    Patent Leather in North America
    In 1822 patent leather was beginning to manufactured in Canada and the United States. This was a common shoe style across the ocean in europe, that was just beginning to trend in North America.
  • Metal Eyelets

    Metal Eyelets
    Metal eyelets for lacing boots ans shoes were patented by Thomas Rogers.
  • The Coburg or Oxonian Ankle Boots

    The Coburg or Oxonian Ankle Boots
    In 1825 the Coburg or Oxonian boot was introduced. These boots has side slits with lacing at the side.
  • Square Toed Shoes

    Square Toed Shoes
    In 1825 shoes styles changed and square toed shoes became ery popular in men's footwear.
  • Indian Rubber

    Indian Rubber
    The use of Indian Rubber was introduced. The material was used in Brazil to make overshoes for the American market.
  • Promenade Clogs

    Promenade Clogs
    Promenade Clogs were introduced in 1835. These clogs had patent caps and quarters. This overshoe was hinged across the ball of the foot to make walking easier.
  • Wide Toed Shoes

    Wide Toed Shoes
    In 1837 wide toed shoes became fashionable for women.
  • Elastic Side Boot

    Elastic Side Boot
    J. Sparkles Hall patented the elastic side boot in 1837,
  • Heel Heights on the Rise

    Heel Heights on the Rise
    Women's heel heights had been on the rise Dover the years. In 1851, the most common heel height was 3/4".
  • Sewing Machines

    Sewing Machines
    In 1856 the Sewing machine was introduced. This invention mass sewing soles onto shoes and sewing leather for shoes much faster and easier.
  • Dark Shoe Colour

    Dark Shoe Colour
    In 1861 dark shoes became fashionable for women. Dark colors were appropriate for women to wear at that time because it was inappropriate for women to draw attention to themselves, with bright colours, in public.
  • Standardization of Sizes

    Standardization of Sizes
    In 1885, the greatest development in footwear come about. The Standardization of ready-to-wear shoe sizes in Britain. Standardization of sizes in North America followed two years later.
  • Higher Heel Heights

    Higher Heel Heights
    Over the years heel heights continued to rise. From 3/4" in 1851 to. Staggering 6" in 1890.