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A chopine is a type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the and centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil.

Chopines, a type of platform shoes used to keep clothing hems away from the dirt of streets.

These Venetian chopines (ca are made of pine-wood. A chopine is a type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the and centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil.

In the 16th century, upper-class Venetian women would have worn elegant chopines like this pair of velvet-covered shoes, which were explicitly designed as luxurious fashion (circa 1580-1620). Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum.

International Velvet

Velvet covered wooden platforms ornamented with silver lace and silk tassel Italian Copyright of Bata Shoe Museum Toronto, Canada

These are chopine from Italy. They were in use primarily in Venice from the 16th-18th centuries. This pair would've been used for wading through tall flood waters.

Twenty-inch high 'Chopine' shoes, century Venetian women who wore them could be brought to court for fraud if a man fell in love with them based on their (false) height.

Courtesans of both sexes wore shoes — dubbed "chopines" — with a high wooden or cork heel to keep their garments out of the mud or dirt. Beyond their practical purpose, the heel's height also indicated the social status of the wearer, with some styles rising to about 30 inches and requiring special assistance in order to walk in them.  - GoodHousekeeping.com

The Long (and Fascinating!) History of High Heels

In the century, upper-class Venetian women would have worn elegant chopines like this pair of velvet-covered shoes, which were explicitly designed as luxurious fashion (circa Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum.

François Pinet manufactured some of the most exquisite footwear worn by the most elegant during the second half of the 19th century. Much of his footwear was factory-made but he also employed seven hundred embroiderers who labored in less than comfortable conditions creating botanically accurate floral embroidery.

Boot with hand-embroidery on silk by François Pinet, France, from The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada

These undated chopines in the Bata Shoe Museum are one of only two existing pairs of chopines held in Venetian museums; they are also one of the tallest extant pairs

Venetian chopines, century, The pedestals measure over 50 cm in .

Catherine commissioned a Florentine artisan to make her a special pair of shoes. He removed the clunky wooden soles, popular in the day  and replaced them with a padded four-inch heel, the first of its kind and a precursor to the modern day heel.

Catherine commissioned a Florentine artisan to make her a special pair of shoes. He removed the clunky wooden soles, popular in the day and replaced them with a padded four-inch heel, the first of its kind and a precursor to the modern day heel.

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A chopine is a type of womens platform shoe that was popular in the and centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil. Compare to some shoe designs of

Top: An extremely tall Venetian chopine made from wood covered in white leather with minimal ornamentation. Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum. Above: A closer view of wooden Venetian chopines covered in leather, circa 1740s. Via the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Top: An extremely tall Venetian chopine made from wood covered in white leather with minimal ornamentation. Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum. Above: A closer view of wooden Venetian chopines covered in leather, circa Via the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

16th & 17th century shoes. To keep your feet above the crap (literally) in the streets

Shoes (Chopines) Italy Silk, metal “The chopine was a tall clog worn in primarily in Venice to elevate the lady above both the dirt and the hoi polloi of the street. While relatively few shoes survive from the period of the to