Hope House Costume Museum has hundreds of pairs of shoes for women, men and children. The oldest pair date from the early Victorian era all the way through to 1970s. 

Browse just some of Notty's favourite ones below.

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Black satin shoes such as these were worn with evening dresses in the 1920s, and were made in various materials. Heavy adornment extended to the shoes as well; leathers could be engraved or encrusted with metallic decoration and fabric could be embroidered or adorned with paste stones. The heels on this pair are particularly striking, decorated with diamantés in a geometric formation. Some manufacturers made heels like this detachable so they could be used on various pairs of shoes.