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Monday, March 10, 2014
Shoe Design 1850 and 2014
Well heeled feet over the years.
Half-boots (ankle boots) were popular for men from the 1830s right up to the Depression in the 1930s. Most were made of leather, though softer materials were popular for informal wear. The elastic-sided boot was patented in 1837 by J. Sparkes Hall of 308 Regent Street, London, as a result of experiments made with India rubber cloth. The elasticated side gussets eliminated the need for laces and button fastenings. Instead, the boots could simply be pulled on with the help of the fabric loop positioned at the back of the ankle.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Master Certificate, Project Management - George Washington University; Master of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology - The Institute of Design; Bachelor of Science, Business Management - Wayne State University