Wednesday, September 3, 2014
jeannepompadour:

Victorian boots, 1890s

jeannepompadour:

Victorian boots, 1890s

Sunday, August 31, 2014
misanthropicmessiah:

Johnsons La Rocka designed boots worn by Tom Waits in Down by Law

misanthropicmessiah:

Johnsons La Rocka designed boots worn by Tom Waits in Down by Law

Friday, August 29, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
shoelust:

Anastasia Radevich “Moss” booties

shoelust:

Anastasia Radevich “Moss” booties

(Source: anastasiaradevich.com)

Monday, July 28, 2014

On Wonder Woman and Heeled Boots

dcwomenkickingass:

Yesterday Warner Bros. revealed the costume Gal Gadot will wear for her role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The costume has her wearing boots. I don’t care for the inclusion of boots. Yes, she’s been drawn wearing heeled boots (including her first appearance)

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but she’s also been drawn wearing greek sandals

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and boots with no heel.

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So there is no continuity over the last 70 plus years although there certainly has been some rethinking of how female characters are presented in media during that time. 

A few years ago when they were making the disastrous NBC pilot they also had Wonder Woman wearing a heel. Here’s what I said then:

Wonder Woman is free of vanity. For her a costume should be utilitarian — to cover what needs be covered and to make her recognizable to scare off weak-willed adversaries and alert others to her involvement. 

Having heels on her boots adds nothing. A boot heel will not make her run faster or kick harder or assist her in doing her job or make her recognizable. The only thing a heel does is please the eye. And that is something Wonder Woman should not care about.

A few folks have stated the heel is required to give her the height to stand with her co-stars Affleck and Cavill. That also does not require a costume with a heel as we’ve seen from dozens of films starring actors who are shorter than their female co-stars.

This is not about hating high heeled boots; I love high heeled boots. It’s fine if Wonder Woman wore them in her “civilian” identity. Rather, this is about questioning a costuming choice which puts the emphasis on Hollywood’s requirements for a Woman rather than the Wonder of the character.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tuesday, July 22, 2014
cloudberrylady:

This sample pair of Cloudberry Lady The Bat high heels is available at the Lace market!  http://lacemarket.net/the-bat-high-heels/

cloudberrylady:

This sample pair of Cloudberry Lady The Bat high heels is available at the Lace market!  http://lacemarket.net/the-bat-high-heels/

Saturday, July 5, 2014

monetizeyourcat:

twiabpaianlatfwnogf:

itstayloray:

unexplained-events:

Check out these wood carved shoes that were made to look like cow hooves. They were used by moonshiners to cover up/hide their tracks during Prohibition. 

Prohibition-era furries

"why the fuck do you have cow hoof shoes"

[SWEATING INTENSELY] “bootlegging. i am a criminal and a millionaire”

Monday, June 16, 2014

phemiec:

softysimpleton:

phemiec:

I was sorting through a storage locker today and check out this nifty shoe I made in grade 11 ceramics class. <3

I can’t tell if this if supposed to reference how much heels kill your feet or if the artist just had a really rad idea and rolled with it

definitely the second one

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
omg, the x-men boots are amazing! where did you get them?

they’re kurt geiger: http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/boots/top-black-leather-suede-36-kg-kurt-geiger-shoe.html

THOSE FIRST ONES ARE INCREDIBLE!! d-do you know if they’re still available anywhere?
doubtful, i got them (the pewter-coloured men’s dress shoes) like 4 years ago.