Most of you already know that a leather 18th century colonial shoe will be released for pre-ordering on August 1, just 13 days away! These are called the “Devonshires,” after Georgiana, Duchess of … you guessed it. 🙂
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The Devonshires are 100% leather in the highest grade, with beautiful, smooth, Italian leather soles. They have the same custom-made French heel as the Georgianas, and can also be dyed a variety of colors.
The Devies come in white, but can be dyed or painted a myriad of colors. Check back for how-to posts on doing this yourself. (color palette removed, until I can find a reliable supplier!)
Remember, August 1 through August 10 are the dates for the pre-order. Get the reduced price ($100!), and size priority, even if you have to exchange them later. The goal is to collect 80 orders, so please help spread the word to your friends and costume buddies!
Expected Delivery is end of September 2011.
*The width of the Devonshires will be back to the average, normal, expected width of high-heeled shoes. I tried to get the wide widths in addition to the regular, but due to misunderstandings and bizarre happenings as a result, I just have to get the regular widths sorted first, with an intention to source wide widths in the future. One thing at a time…
MaggieJuly 21, 2011 at 12:23 AM
This is exciting! I do want a pair, but I still want to get my dyed silk ones first! Even if the width is off, the length should be similar, right? 😀 I will post this everywhere!
Lithia BlackJuly 21, 2011 at 7:42 AM
I'm very much want to order shoes from you but I'm a bit anxious because I have "hallux vulgus" (bumps where my big toe meet the base of my foot).
If I measure my foot lenght and the width of my foot over the bump, can you compare it to shoes in stock?
Since I'm overseas I dont't want to risk order a too small pair.
Sandra BrakeJuly 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM
I can't order any leathers ones until the fabric ones arrive and I check the size. Hopefully they will get this side of the Pacific by 1 August.
Lauren RJuly 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM
Maggie – I got the last sizes for the future orders of Devonshires and Georgianas, so I will publish that soon on the website and we will all know exactly what length and width to order!
Lithia – how about sending me a PDF tracing of your foot, through e-mail? (if you have a scanner). I can fit it to one of the sizes to see what will work best.
Traveller – if you ordered a custom color, they're done being dyed today and will ship on Monday :-). If you didn't, they should be there by now or very very soon. 🙂
Lauren RJuly 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM
Sorry, all, I have to retract this color palette. I've not been able to find a reliable supplier to do the custom colors. Until I do, I can't offer this, sorry! 🙁 but I will be posting "how to" articles in the near future about how to dye and paint your shoes yourself.