Awhile ago I asked you lovelies to take a survey on your preferences for Victorian button boots. Here is what you all had to say...
About 455 of you participated.
It was a dead heat in terms of historical accuracy - 41% of you try to be period correct, but will make concessions, while 40% always try to be as accurate as possible.
|Met, early 20th c.|
|Snazzy, but not popular - early 20th c.|
Another clear majority - 68% of you want a low, French heel, and 64% of you like your button boots of medium height, between the ankle and mid-calf.
|1863 - mice scallops, but not a popular color or material.|
90% said they expect to pay between $120 and $180 for an authentic button boot.
So this makes my decisions easy - going into development soon will be a Victorian button boot, all black leather, with a scalloped edge, jet buttons, and of a medium height. They'll be built on lasts similar to Astoria in shape, with our signature 1.75 inch custom French heel.
|1883 - yep, something like this.|