An early 18th century style originating in France and then called the Pompadour. It went through several refinements until it fell out of favour around the time of the French revolution.
It was reintroduced in the 1870s, renamed the louis and remained in fashion until about 1930. There have been several
They were made of wood and covered either in fabric or leather or sometimes just painted until the 1920s when celluloid studded with rhinestones made an appearance.
English embroidered leather c1780-90, sturdy and sensible
Silk with a slim 'Italian' heel that supports the arch
Silk wedding shoes c1886, English
Gold kid with a steep arch to shorten the foot, 1880-90
Hellstern Paris 1920s
Delman USA c1935
Manolo Blahnik 1995