The Footwear ClipArt gallery offers 69 illustrations of historic shoes, sandals, boots, and other footwear for men and women.

A covering for the foot and leg.

Boot

A covering for the foot and leg.

This is a single boot illustration which shows four fastenings and eight individual buttons.

Single Boot

This is a single boot illustration which shows four fastenings and eight individual buttons.

Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg.

Waterproof Boot

Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg.

These knee-high boots are an early 20th century design. They have a high heel, pointed and lace up.

Knee-High Boots

These knee-high boots are an early 20th century design. They have a high heel, pointed and lace up.

"A shoe or boot, anything adapted to cover and preserve the feet in walking. The use of shoes was by no means universal amount the Greeks and Romans. The Homeric heroes are represented without shoes when armed for battle. Socrates, Phocion, and Cato, frequently went barefoot. The Roman slaves had no shoes. the covering of the feet was removed before reclining at meals. People in grief, as for instance at funerals, frequently went barefooted. Shoes may be divided into those in which the mere sole of a shoe was attached to the sole of the foot by ties or bands, or by a covering for the toes or the instep; and those which ascended hgher and higher, according as they covered the ankles, the calf, or the whole of the leg. To calceamenta of the latter kind, i.e. to shoes and boots, as distinguished from sandals and slippers, the term calceus was applied in its proper and restricted sense." — Smith, 1873; This image shows Calceus, Men's Shoes.

Calceus

"A shoe or boot, anything adapted to cover and preserve the feet in walking. The use of shoes was by…

"Caliga." — Greenough, 1899

Caliga

"Caliga." — Greenough, 1899

"A boot. Its essential distinction was its height; it rose above the middle of the leg, so as to surround the calf, and sometimes it reached as high as the knees. It was worn principally by horsemen, by hunters, and by men of rank and authority. The sole of the cothurnus was commonly of the ordinary thickness; but it was sometimes made much thicker than usual, probably by the insertion of slices of cork. The object was, to add to the apparent stature of the wearer; and this was done in the case of the actors in Athenian tragedy, who had the soles made unusually thick as one of the methods adopted in order to magnify their whole appearance. Hence tragedy in general was called cothurnus. As the cothurnus was commonly worn in hunting, it is represented as part of the costume of Diana. The preceding cut shows two cothurni, both taken from statues of Diana." — Smith, 1873

Cothurnus

"A boot. Its essential distinction was its height; it rose above the middle of the leg, so as to surround…

A kind of shoe.

Gaiter

A kind of shoe.

Gaiters are garments worn over the shoe and lower pant leg, and used primarily as personal protective equipment; similar garments used primarily for display are spats. Originally, gaiters were made of leather. Today, gaiters for walking are commonly made of plasticized synthetic cloth such as polyester.

Five Button Gaiter

Gaiters are garments worn over the shoe and lower pant leg, and used primarily as personal protective…

An elasticized band worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock.

Costume Garter

An elasticized band worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock.

"Worn over tight pantaloons, the Hessian boot was a handsome piece of attire, giving undoubtedly, an elegant appearance to the nether costume." — Chambers, 1881

Hessian Boot

"Worn over tight pantaloons, the Hessian boot was a handsome piece of attire, giving undoubtedly, an…

An extra strip of material put inside a shoe for comfort or protection.

Shoe Insole

An extra strip of material put inside a shoe for comfort or protection.

"The jack-boot is almost entitled to be called the parent of the top and some other varieties. B. with tops of a yellow color were so commonly worn by gentlemen in the 18th century, as to become a peculiarity in the national costume of the English." — Chambers, 1881

Jack-boot

"The jack-boot is almost entitled to be called the parent of the top and some other varieties. B. with…

Indian's shoes.

Moccasins

Indian's shoes.

Overshoes are conventional articles of clothing which are used to cover ordinary shoes and footwear during rainy or snowy weather. These overshoes include a lower foot section which is attached to a sole and an upwardly projecting ankle section which has an enlarged open end which allows the user to insert his or her foot. Typically, the upper section has a flap which expands and then is closed or folded to restrict the enlarged opening once the user has placed his or her foot into the overshoe.

Overshoe Fastening Device

Overshoes are conventional articles of clothing which are used to cover ordinary shoes and footwear…

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

Poulaine

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

Poulaine

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

Poulaine

A long pointed shoe worn in the fourteenth century.

A heel repair patch is provided that includes adhesive material so that it can be applied to the heel of the shoe. In a modification a built-in heel lift and tab which fits over the seam at heel breast for better holding thereto are included.

Heel Repair

A heel repair patch is provided that includes adhesive material so that it can be applied to the heel…

A show or half boot of the kind worn by persons of wealth in the fifteenth century. Usually made out of satin or cloth of gold.

Sabbaton

A show or half boot of the kind worn by persons of wealth in the fifteenth century. Usually made out…

A wooden shoe.

Sabot

A wooden shoe.

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

A kind of shoe consisting of a sole fastened to the foot.

Sandal

A kind of shoe consisting of a sole fastened to the foot.

Ancient Egyptian sandal.

Sandal

Ancient Egyptian sandal.

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

Greek Sandal

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

Greek Sandal

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

Greek Sandal

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

Greek Sandal

A sandal worn in Ancient Greece.

A sandal worn in Ancient Rome. This sandal is different from Greek sandals because it has a vamp, or upper support.

Roman Sandal

A sandal worn in Ancient Rome. This sandal is different from Greek sandals because it has a vamp, or…

A covering for the feet, consisting of soles so attached as to leave the upper part of the feet bare. They formed almost the only foot covering of the ancient world.

Sandals

A covering for the feet, consisting of soles so attached as to leave the upper part of the feet bare.…

An African sandal used in daily life.

Sandals

An African sandal used in daily life.

An African sandal used in daily life.

Sandals

An African sandal used in daily life.

Leather shoe.

Shoe

Leather shoe.

A covering for the foot, usually of leather.

Shoe

A covering for the foot, usually of leather.

"A sensible shoe." — Ritchie, 1918

Shoe

"A sensible shoe." — Ritchie, 1918

A finished shoe.

Shoe

A finished shoe.

This shoe is a 14th century design.

Shoe

This shoe is a 14th century design.

This shoe is a 14th century design.

Shoe

This shoe is a 14th century design.

This shoe was used by the late Duchess of York.

Shoe

This shoe was used by the late Duchess of York.

This shoe is a Honiton lace ladies shoe.

Shoe

This shoe is a Honiton lace ladies shoe.

This is the fastening for a shoe, A shoe is an item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as an item of decoration in itself.

Shoe Fastener Device

This is the fastening for a shoe, A shoe is an item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human…

A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.

Dress Shoe

A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel,…

A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.

Dress Shoe

A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel,…

A shoe is an item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as an item of decoration in itself.

Dress Shoe

A shoe is an item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as…

A duckbill shoe of the 15th century with stripes and a button.

Duckbill Shoe

A duckbill shoe of the 15th century with stripes and a button.

A duckbill shoe of the 15th century.

Duckbill Shoe

A duckbill shoe of the 15th century.

This early model shoe, is a footwear clothing item evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally as an item of decoration.

Early Model Shoe

This early model shoe, is a footwear clothing item evolved at first to protect the human foot and later,…

A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.

Fastening for Shoe

A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel,…

Footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material.

Female Shoe

Footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a…

A French shoe of the 9th century, adorned with gems and embroidery.

French Shoe

A French shoe of the 9th century, adorned with gems and embroidery.

A part or device that is located at the base of something or that functions as a protective covering

Laced Shoe

A part or device that is located at the base of something or that functions as a protective covering

Item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as an item of decoration in itself.

Single Shoe

Item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as an item of decoration…

"Cross-section of Goodyear welt shoe, showing the different parts and their relation to each other." -Hill, 1921

Parts of a Welt Shoe

"Cross-section of Goodyear welt shoe, showing the different parts and their relation to each other."…

These are early 20th century button-up shoes. Similar to boots, these shoes are high heeled.

Button-Up Shoes

These are early 20th century button-up shoes. Similar to boots, these shoes are high heeled.

These high-laced shoes are an early 20th century design. They button up to knee length, and pointed with a high heel.

High-Laced Shoes

These high-laced shoes are an early 20th century design. They button up to knee length, and pointed…

These lace-up shoes look more like boots. They are an early 20th century design that are knee length, high-heeled, and pointed toed.

Lace-Up Shoes

These lace-up shoes look more like boots. They are an early 20th century design that are knee length,…