V107: Where Are Your Pompadour Shoes, 1680-1740?

Pompadour (1680-1740) shoes in black brocade with leather-covered, custom Louis heel, and satin ribbon tie

Hi Ladies!  I haven’t died, promise.  I’m still working on new historical shoes for you, but we got a little delayed with the Astoria fiasco, and Chris and I didn’t feel like it was right to run another pre-order until we’ve delivered all your Astorias and Kensington shoes.

The Pompadours are coming, though! Originally they were scheduled to be released today, April 16, but now the new pre-order release date is Monday, May 14th.

The 2.5 inch leather heels have been custom made just for the Pompadours, and future American Duchess shoes needing an awesome, chunky French heel.

Here’s a first look.  Pomps will come in ivory brocade as well as the black you see here.  Each will have a ribbon tie with it, but the fun part will be pimpin’ your Pomps with any kind of ribbon, pom-pom, or decoration you like.

You’ll be happy to know, too, that the new ivory leather Kensington 18th c. shoe will also be available to pre-order on May 14th.  I know several of you have been waiting so patiently for them.

Kensington will finally be available in ivory, at the $99 pre-order price.

There will be more news and photos about what’s coming soon. Until we meet again, most sincerely…


  • Vienna La Rouge

    April 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Oh. My.
    Hooray Pompadours! Can't wait until the pre-order 😀
    Now my only conundrum; do I get black or ivory?
    Maybe I'll just do both, hehe! I can hear my wallet whimpering in fear already.

  • Lizzie Siddal

    April 16, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    They're perfect! I'm looking forward to their release (and the Victorian boots too!) *__* as I tried my dyed Devonshires in the rain and muddy paths just yesterday and they were SUPER comfortable and suceeded without a scratch! You do an awesome job with these and help us people who aren't crafty enough to make our own!

  • Olympe de la Tour D'Auvergne

    April 17, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    I don't think "need" is a strong enough word for how I feel about these. I've never been more excited to get a pair of shoes in my life. The only question is how many?

  • Stephanie Lynn

    April 17, 2012 at 2:51 AM

    Oh, yummy! I don't even do costuming in this period but I may have to get a pair. I think they'd be fabulous with jeans!

  • enlightenmentgirl

    April 17, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    MUST HAVE THESE SHOES! Sorry for yelling, but the late seventeenth/early eighteenth century is my favorite period. It thrills my inner Queen Mary II to see these shoes 😀

  • Sue McCaskill

    April 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Can't wait to get my Kensingtons, and the later pre-order date for the Pompadours means I have longer to get the money together!

  • Lauren R

    April 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    I'm so glad you ladies love them. I think they're fantastic, and we really noodled around on the design for quite some time, trying to get that heel right, and the balance. I wish we could just start the pre-order now!


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