Colonial Shoes at Colonial Williamsburg Introduction

5:03 Published December 3, 2014

Women everywhere will instantly recognize the names Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, and Jimmy Choo; creators of impeccably designed women's shoes - some with lipstick-red soles. Would it surprise you that if Martha Washington was alive today, she would probably own several pairs made by these designers? The fashion blogosphere would buzz with reports of which heels she wore out on the town this past weekend – and similar shoes would fly off the shelves. Let’s go shoe shopping with Martha Washington and discover what kind of shoes a young, chic Virginian would have purchased in the 18th century.

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