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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Slippers with leather sole and embroidered silk or velvet upper part, worn with the liturgical caligae (silk stockings knitted or cut out of fabric), by the pope, bishops, and certain prelates in pontifical solemn Mass. Sandals of simpler design are worn by members of certain religious orders, instead of shoes.
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Entry for 'Sandals, Episcopal'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/sandals-episcopal.html. 1910.