A cartoon of a woman serving a shoe on a plate to a man sitting at a table.

A Man Being Served a Shoe

A cartoon of a woman serving a shoe on a plate to a man sitting at a table.

"Showing the arch of the foot, and how a high-heeled shoe props it up on end." — Ritchie, 1918

High Heel and Arch of Foot

"Showing the arch of the foot, and how a high-heeled shoe props it up on end." — Ritchie, 1918

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.

Cobbler with hammer and glasses making a shoe.

Cobbler

Cobbler with hammer and glasses making a shoe.

A horseshoe is a U-shaped item made of metal or of modern synthetic materials, nailed or glued to the hooves of horses and some other draught animals. Like a shoe on a human, it is used to protect the animal's feet from wear and tear. Professional horseshoers, also called farriers or blacksmiths, attach horseshoes on the palmar surface of the hoof, usually by nailing through the insensitive hoof wall, which is anatomically similar to the human toenail, though much larger and thicker

Horseshoe Calk

A horseshoe is a U-shaped item made of metal or of modern synthetic materials, nailed or glued to the…

Flat pieces of iron that are attached to each one of the horses hoofs.

Modern Horseshoe

Flat pieces of iron that are attached to each one of the horses hoofs.

Gulliver in the Emperor's court having his liberty granted upon certain conditions.

Giant's leg

Gulliver in the Emperor's court having his liberty granted upon certain conditions.

"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 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 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.

A man making shoes.

Shoe Craftsman

A man making shoes.

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 restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

Brake Shoe

A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard…

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…

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 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

A diagram showing the manufacture of a shoe.

Manufacture of a shoe

A diagram showing the manufacture of a shoe.

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…

An Indian snow shoe used in the winter.

Snow Shoe

An Indian snow shoe used in the winter.

"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."…

"The shoe recommended, after months of study and experiment, for use in the United States Army." — Ritchie, 1918

Army shoes

"The shoe recommended, after months of study and experiment, for use in the United States Army." —…

The outsole is the layer in direct contact with the ground. Dress shoes have leather outsoles; casual or work-oriented shoes have outsoles made of natural rubber or a synthetic imitation. The outsole may comprise a single piece, or may comprise separate pieces of different materials.

Wooden Soles for Shoes

The outsole is the layer in direct contact with the ground. Dress shoes have leather outsoles; casual…

"A kind of shoe in vogue in northern latitudes which enables the wearer to pass rapidly over the surface of the snow without sinking therin."—Finley, 1917

Snowshoe

"A kind of shoe in vogue in northern latitudes which enables the wearer to pass rapidly over the surface…

"Soccus was nearly if not altogether equivalent in meaning to Crepida, and denoted a slipper or low shoe, which did not fit closely, and was not fastened by any tie. The Soccus was worn by comic actors and was in this respect opposed to the Cothurnus. The preceding cut represents a buffoon, who is dancing in slippers." — Smith, 1873

Soccus

"Soccus was nearly if not altogether equivalent in meaning to Crepida, and denoted a slipper or low…

"Spotty effect. The eye jumps from one spot to another." —Kinne, 1920

Spotty effect

"Spotty effect. The eye jumps from one spot to another." —Kinne, 1920

An illustration of Horse Shoe and Birmingham Falls.

Waterfall

An illustration of Horse Shoe and Birmingham Falls.