Sometimes you just need that unique pair of shoes, but don't have time/money/knowledge to make or order them. With all the effort I'm putting into my 1790s gown, it would ruin it to not have at least a decent pair of shoes. However, with so little time, there's no way I can learn how to do a pointed toe last (often done with a metal tip when this severe) and make a shoe. So, I dug out an old pair of olive green pointed toe pumps from who knows how many years ago to do some work on. The heel is horribly incorrect, but it's really the toe which will be seen since I have a train. Looking around for inspiration I found these three images (first two from Shoe Icons, the third I see often but know of no source).
They are by no means perfect, the choke is just too low compared to extants, the toe a bit too long, and the heel very tiny. However, it's better with a slight trimming distraction, and maybe I'll be able to make a proper pair of shoes by the time I need to wear the gown again!