Pair of women's "slap-sole" shoes

Possibly Italian
about 1670

Object Place: Italy (possibly)


Overall: 14 x 7.5 x 24 cm (5 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Other (heel): 7.7cm (3 1/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, silk satin with straw applique, silk laces and tassels, leather lining and sole

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Tan leather upper with band of olive silk with applied straw in decorative motif; narrow latchets cross over and tie thru narrow pointed tongue with green silk laces with tassels; butted side and back seams. Louis heel covered with mock galosh. Brown leather sole, tan leather insole. Clog: olive silk vamp and side of base with applied straw in floral and decorative motifs. Square pointed toe. Brown leather sole with flat heels at back and front, brown leather base top.


By 1943, Collection of Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to the MFA (January 1, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection