chopines (footwear)

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Scope note
Shoes or overshoes having a platform sole, often but not exclusiely for women, usually with a mulelike upper; the high platform sole was made of cork or wood. Worn from the 14th to 18th century to increase height and protect the feet from cold, wet, and dirt. For mulelike footwear with thinner soles used as slippers or overshoes, use "pantofles."
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024