Lifestyle: According to The History of Women in Sports, " Female swimmers become the first American women to achieve full Olympic status" and also women wore the athletic clothing. I think show the freedom of the women during the 1920s.
Swimming shoe, made by Philips, English, late 1920s--The 1920s saw increasing numbers of women participating and excelling at sports. The sporting accomplishments of women, inspired many women to take up a sport. This pair of red rubber 'silver wing' bathing shoes would have been worn by a swimmer in pursuit of both fashion and fun around the end of the decade. (2011 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada)