Walk-Over Shoes in Collection
The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection owns three pairs of shoes with a Walk-Over label on them. The first, originating from the 1910s, is a pair of black satin pumps with two inch thick Cuban heels and large scalloped edged tongues that extend vertically off the vamp and over the opening of the shoe. The tongue also has a cutout effect wtih fabric laid over one another in a sea shell pattern. The style of the tongue reflects the revival of Rococo fashion that occured during the early part of the 20th century.
The second Walk-Over item in the collection, also from the 1910s, is a pair of off-white leather boots with foxing on the vamp and a true Louis heel.
The last Walk-Over item in the collection, from the 1890s, is a pair of grey suede pointed-toe shoes featuring two cross bar straps, split to give the impression of four straps, and extensive steel beads sewn to the straps and front opening of the shoes. They also feature two buttons and buttonholes on either side of each shoe to secure them on the foot and 2.5 inch sculpted heels.