V18: Take the Victorian Button Boot Survey

It’s time for a little “focus group” research, to see what you ladies think about Victorian Button Boots.

I’ve had a lot of requests for these, so I’m looking in to the possibility.  If you would like to participate in the development of our future button boots, please take the survey and let me know how you feel about color, shape, details, prices, and so on :


  • Laurie

    January 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Wow gret idea!! the crazy thing is that last night I was thinking about victorian button boots, and how awesome it would be if the next shoes you creatd would be that kind… and here I see the survey this afternoon!! What a fun coincidence! I would totally buy a pair if you made them.
    Have a nice day!

  • Caroline

    January 18, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    I think these are so lovely! I found a pair in great condition at a flee market for $30, I think they are so elegant and it makes me happy just seeing them on my book shelf!

  • Laurie

    January 18, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    I took the survey, but I think I should have said "mid calf".

    I'm glad to hear it will be a while before they are produced and available, since I'm going to get a pair of the Astoria's for my birthday in March. I will need another "occasion" to warrant another of these lovely purchases.

  • Jen Thompson

    January 19, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    Goodness that was hard to answer! I loved many of the choices, so I had a devil of a time deciding. So I wanted to tell you that the only things that I *wouldn't* like would be a Western heel or the shortest ankle length. I want curved heels and a high top (like the two you have pictured above). I really don't care about the button edge or the color. Any of those possibilities would be fine with me.

    I'm so excited already! 🙂

    • Ellen

      January 19, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      I agree! The only thing I really do not want is the Western heel. French short heel would look so much better. I think the mid ankle length would be the best.

      A brown/tan shoe would be lovely, but I'd be fine with any color. Also, I have a question for anyone who's willing to answer. Is satin really historically accurate for Victorian boots?

    • Ellen Widstrand

      January 20, 2012 at 6:09 PM

      Lauren – Wow, those satin boots truly are amazing! I'm actually surprised that there were boots made in satin, cause somehow I thought boots were never made in that material/fabric during the Victorian era. But I'd go for the boots in satin rather than leather! Hopefully most people prefer the French heel, too 🙂

  • Vienna La Rouge

    January 19, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    I agree; a button boot would be fantastic.
    Of course I personally have a love/fear/hate relationship with boots of any kind, and while I absolutely yearn for a pair of these, I'm scared that my heart will be broken.
    I'm a size 9.5 to 10, and I'm tall-ish at 5'9". My calves are not large, but they are not really skinny either; 'average' would be a proper term (?).
    Yet each time I shop for boots in my size range, the ankles/calves are HUGE on me. And I'm talking by epic proportions. Once in a blue moon do I ever find boots that don't look like galoshes on me, lol!
    I've worked in clothing and shoes for years, with women of all ages and sizes, and noticed that so many manufacturers must think us tall girls with size 9 to 10 feet must *all* have larger calves. Some do, but there are also a lot of us that don't :-
    I hope your boots will answer my dreams of having a Victorian button boot that fits even my lower calves. Regardless, I would gladly order some from you, to at least give them a go.

  • Amy

    January 20, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this option. I work in grocery store in a mid 19th century themed State Park in California and this would just be fantastic. I've been searching and searching for something that would be appropriate and could stand up to an 8 hour shift of standing, walking, and moving around a store.

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