|Stitch a Ride Flat, Modcloth|
There are a couple of new pairs of flats at Modcloth that are reminding me of 19th century slippers.
|Down Luxury Lane Flat, Modcloth|
As far as I know, slippers of the 19th century were based on dancing slippers of the time period, made from woolwork embroidery pieces and mostly had cork soles.
|Berlin Wool Work Slippers, c. 1850|
They could be worn by men and women in the house, like we wear slippers today. Embroidery patterns for such slippers were popular in magazines of the time period such as Godey's.
|Embroidered Deerskin Slippers, c. 1820s|
In Little Women much is made of the fact that Marmee's carpet slippers are getting worn, and Jo buys her a new pair with her Christmas money.
|Men's House Slippers, 1855|
|19th c. slippers, embroidered but uncut|
|Floral Slipper Embroidery Pattern from Englishwoman's Magazine|