A covering for the foot and leg.

Boot

A covering for the foot and leg.

An engraved illustration of a bootmaker's shop from the Decameron printed in 1492 by Giovanni Boccaccio.

A Bootmaker's Shop

An engraved illustration of a bootmaker's shop from the Decameron printed in 1492 by Giovanni Boccaccio.

"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 Calcei, Women's Shoes.

Calceus

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

"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…

A screw in calk is a traction device which is screwed into the bottom of a horse shoe. Studs improve a horses balance and give over an uneven or slippy terrain, and can make him move better and jump more confidently in poor footing.

Shoe With Removable Calks

A screw in calk is a traction device which is screwed into the bottom of a horse shoe. Studs improve…

An illustration of a boy and a girl hanging shoes on the wall.

Children Hanging Shoes

An illustration of a boy and a girl hanging shoes on the wall.

An illustration of clothes hanging on a clothes line with shoe sand gloves resting beneath.

Hanging Clothes

An illustration of clothes hanging on a clothes line with shoe sand gloves resting beneath.

Cobbler and the elves who made shoes.

Cobbler

Cobbler and the elves who made shoes.

Cobbler with hammer and glasses making a shoe.

Cobbler

Cobbler with hammer and glasses making a shoe.

In the Middle East, it is customary to take your shoes off before entering a building.

Doorway

In the Middle East, it is customary to take your shoes off before entering a building.

A kind of shoe.

Gaiter

A kind of shoe.

An illustration of a girl sitting in a chair and putting on her shoes.

Girl Sitting in Chair and Putting on Shoes

An illustration of a girl sitting in a chair and putting on her shoes.

An iron shoe for horses, in shape somewhat like the letter "U."

Horseshoe

An iron shoe for horses, in shape somewhat like the letter "U."

Instrument to pull off boots; a boot-jack

Jack

Instrument to pull off boots; a boot-jack

Old man with funny shoes flying through the air.

Man flying

Old man with funny shoes flying through the air.

Indian's shoes.

Moccasins

Indian's shoes.

After telling the lie about the animals planning treason and stealing treasure, King Lion and his queen trust and love Reynard the Fox. He has them take the shoes of Isegrim the wolf and his wife Ereswine for his pilgrimage.

Reynard the Fox: Taking Isegrim's Shoes

After telling the lie about the animals planning treason and stealing treasure, King Lion and his queen…

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.

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.

A covering for the foot, usually of leather.

Shoe

A covering for the foot, usually of leather.

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,…

These are early 20th century lady's shoes. They are simple high heeled design.

Lady's Shoes

These are early 20th century lady's shoes. They are simple high heeled design.

This is a drawing of a woman changing shoes.

Woman Changing Shoes

This is a drawing of a woman changing shoes.

A frame for the foot like the sole of a shoe, furnished with a metallic runner or sometimes with small wheels, for moving rapidly on ice, or other smooth surface.

Skate

A frame for the foot like the sole of a shoe, furnished with a metallic runner or sometimes with small…

A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease.

Slipper

A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease.

An instrument having a little wheel, with sharp points, worn on a horseman's heels, to prick a horse in order to hasten his pace.

Spur

An instrument having a little wheel, with sharp points, worn on a horseman's heels, to prick a horse…