These beautiful carriage boots circa 1890s-1900s are in incredible condition.
Evening slippers from the 19th century were often delicate with thin soles, but these elegant shoes (often made of silk) weren't really suitable for wearing anywhere but indoors and certainly wouldn't keep your feet warm.
Particularly during the colder times of the year, carriage boots were a fashionable yet practical option to wear over slippers to parties, while walking on dirty streets, and of course, on your carriage ride!
This black velveteen pair of carriage boots is lined with quilted cotton and has a soft fur trim. Three grosgrain silk ribbons are used to secure the boots. The soles are leather.
These would have been worn over a slipper but you could wear them (with extra care!) over your stockings or socks.
+++ Measurements +++
I estimate these to be an approximate US women's size 7-8. I wear a 7.5 and they fit me just fine (without slippers on!). But please check the below measurements carefully and ask any questions before purchasing.
9 3/4" insole length
3 1/4" width, measured across the bottom at the ball of the foot
11" total height
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with only very minor age related wear. Some fraying at the ends of the ribbons, very faint discoloration in the lining, and a few wear spots here and there in the velveteen. They present beautifully and are the best pair of carriage boots I've found!
These would be wearable with extra care, but I would recommend only for a photo shoot or special occasion for a short period of time due to their age.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.