im Schloss Ludwigsburg
The new costume museum in Württemberg opened in September 2004 with the presentation of European Fashion from 1750 bis 1970. next>>>
fig.: Shoe with overshoe/ Damenschuhe mit zugehörigen Überschuhen, sog. „Patten“ oder "Kotschuhe" um 1730. Seide, Metallborte, Leder. Foto: Frankenstein/Zwietasch © WLM Stuttgart
shoes of the noble women in the 18th century are not made for walking
on the streets. For situations when a lady has to walk on the street,
she needs overshoes against the dirt (the shoes are made of silk) and
for better functionality on the uneven streets.