Today for your visual pleasure and curiosity, dear reader, allow me to present to you these most marvelous chopines from the Bata Shoe Museum:
Yes, they look gorgeous and bizarre, but so what? you might say, but have another look – these bad boys were made around the turn of the 17th century. And they still look this amazing. Those tassles and that ruffling (which has made a recent reappearance) – oooh la la!
Do head over there and find out more about this fascinating footwear from an expert.