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    15 Toe-Curlingly Extreme Shoes From Throughout History

    A new exhibition at London's V&A shows blister-plasters couldn't have come soon enough.

    1. Chopines, C15th – C17th

    2. Long-toed shoes, C19th

    3. Noritaka Tatehana’s Crystal Lady Pointe, 2011

    4. Vivienne Westwood, 1993

    5. Manchu women’s "Matidi' shoes, C19th

    6. Master John boots, 1970s

    7. Nova, Zaha Hadid for United Nude, 2013

    8. Julian Hakes, Mojito, 2009

    9. Atalanta Weller ‘Scotty’ boots, 2010

    10. Ferragamo rainbow wedge, 1938

    11. Slap-sole shoes, C17th

    12. ‘Invisible Nakedversion’ shoes by Andreia Chaves, 2011

    13. Qabâqib, C19th

    14. Chau Har Lee’s flat pack shoes, 2011

    15. Wedding Paduka, C19th

    The "V&A's Shoes: Pleasure and Pain" exhibition, sponsored by Clarks, opens on 13th June.