Shoe Museum

Persian Riding Boot – 17th century

January 14, 2017

The heel was not a European invention, instead it originated in Western Asia centuries ago in relation to horseback riding and the invention of the stirrup. This pair of Persian riding shoes features shagreen-covered heels and is the type of footwear that may have inspired European men to wear heels.”Persian-Riding-Boot_black-1024x683

collection of the Bata Shoe Museum | Image credit: (c) Bata Shoe Museum


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