If you follow along on Facebook, you will have seen a photo of this exquisite shoe. I hunted these on eBay a little while ago and was overjoyed to have won them. They’re so perrrrrfect.
They’re a size 5 1/2 A, completely unwearable, but these beauties are like little sculptures, and a very typical pair of shoes from the later 1930s. I’m tickled to look in late ’30s catalogs and see shoes so very similar, and one of these days I expect I’ll find an ad for these precise ones.
Like the perforated sporty pumps from a few days ago, these oxfords will travel oversees to be sampled into a modern version we ladies will actually be able to get on our footsies. (btw, no harm will come to the vintage shoes as they are being sampled; they are only there for study)
|These shoes were never worn – they spent their life as store displays.
|The original laces
|These have quite a high heel – 2.75 inches, but I think a 2.5 inch heel would maintain the integrity of the design, while being just as period and more manageable to wear.