Spool heel

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A spool heel is a heel that is wide at the top and bottom and narrower in the middle,[1] so resembling a cotton reel.[2] Spool heels were fashionable in Europe during the Baroque[3] and Rococo[4] periods. Other periods of popularity include the 1860s[5] and the 1950s.[6] Spool heels are characterized by an hourglass shaped heel .i.e., thick at both ends and thin in the middle. This look has been popularized by John Fluevog.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers, Bernice Gertrude (1942). Color and design in apparel. Prentice-Hall. p. 462. OCLC 1703151. 
  2. ^ Pratt, Lucy; Linda Woolley (1999). Shoes. Victoria and Albert Museum. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-85177-285-8. 
  3. ^ Baker, Georgia O'Daniel (2000). A handbook of costume drawing: a guide to drawing the period figure for costume design students. Focal Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-240-80403-3. 
  4. ^ Girotti, Eugenia (1996). Footwear. Chronicle Books. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-8118-1469-0. 
  5. ^ Barton, Lucy (1963). Historic costume for the stage. W. H. Baker. p. 441. OCLC 331332. 
  6. ^ Probert, Christina (1981). Shoes in Vogue since 1910. Abbeville Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-89659-241-4.