Wow! There are so many options. I could see women were highly fashionable.
At the beginning of the century, women were not allowed to show their ankles. Narrow, dainty feet were in fashion and women wore pointy toed boots during the day. Skirts were floor length and shoes were not a prominent part of any wardrobe. They laced up and buckled and came in dark colors only. The priority was function, not fashion.