A high-heeled slipper or light shoe.
- These, too, were worn inside another shoe, or pantofle, to protect them.
- Out-of-doors, well-to-do Elizabethans wore two pairs of shoes, an inner slipper and the outer shoe (pantofle), which required some practice to keep on while walking.
- The pantofle was removed indoors, particularly while dancing, so that one could ' trip light-footed '.
Late 15th century: from French pantoufle.
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