Steampunk Footwear can be simple or highly creative, and is almost always based on the styles of shoes found in the Victorian era.
There are many styles of footwear, from flats to boots, though boots tend to be worn most. These include:
- Ankle boots
- Calf-high boots
- Knee-high boots
Thigh high boots are not common, but are occasionally seen. Other types of footwear include short heels, high heels, flats, Mary Jane's, and even slippers. High heels often have an industrial-looking (yet still functional) heel.
Many women's shoes are embellished in some way. Some common embelishments include:
- Lace inserts
- Large decorative cogs or gears
- Metallic insects
- Floral patterns
Mens footwear often consists of dress shoes or high leather boots.