If you thought that last week’s red boots were un-natural in shape, check out these shoes from the Powerhouse Museum in Australia:
Look at those insteps! Now, I’m high unusually high in the instep and the arch, but that is ridiculous!
I do love the detailing on these shoes: the scrolls around the toe, the buttons, and most of all the tiny blue leather fleur-de-lys, or Chinese inspired patterns.
They were made as exhibition pieces to show off the shoe-makers skill, so perhaps actually fitting a real person wasn’t an important skill for a cobbler!