Shoe Clips – Endless Possibilities for Historical Shoes
December 1, 2011
Shoe clips are the best things ever.
I’ll just come right out and say it. Shoe clips allow you to drastically change the look of a single pair of shoes, just by clipping on a feather, a flower, a bow, a gem.
I went looking for various historical-looking shoe clippery to add to the American Duchess store, but in the end I realized that making your own would be easier, cheaper, and look loads better. For instance … see those little pleaty bits on the vamps of all those Regency shoes? Or the rosettes or tassels or pom poms? You can make those as shoe clips, then easily change them out to match your costume.
So instead of stocking annoyingly expensive and stylistically limited clips, we got the shoe clip hardware instead, those vital metal bits with the prongs that keep your clip fastened securely to your shoe. For some bizarre reason nobody seems to sell these.