A history of shoes – timeline

Discover a history of shoe design spanning more than 3,000 years with our interactive timeline, showing chronological progression of shoe height, heel shape and materials, from Roman sandals to sculpted stilettos and the classic wellington boot.

Launch the timeline by clicking 'continue' on the bottom right of the interactive, or launch in your browser to explore in fullscreen. You can scroll back and forwards to discover the history of shoe design.

Shoes Timeline

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