In the 16th century, upper-class Venetian women would have worn elegant chopines like this pair of velvet-covered shoes, which were explicitly designed as luxurious fashion (circa 1580-1620). Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum.
Reese Witherspoon’s Chic Suede Boots Were Made for Walking
Reese Witherspoon wears a navy J.Crew shirt with Michael Kors over the knee boots and accessorizes with a Louis Vuitton bag.
Top: An extremely tall Venetian chopine made from wood covered in white leather with minimal ornamentation. Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum. Above: A closer view of wooden Venetian chopines covered in leather, circa 1740s. Via the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.