I’m excited to be presenting our new dyeable Regency shoe, Highbury. I’ve been working on this one for quite some time, getting the shape just right, and finding the best dyeable fabric in the world, to make these easier than ever to dye with awesome results.
Here are the specifics:
- Excellent for years 1790-1810
- Dyeable satin is American-made and specifically engineered for dyeable shoes.
- Hidden lacing loops allow optional ribbons to be laced through in a variety of styles
- Highbury features all the hallmarks of Regency shoes – pointed toe, side seams, high vamp, spring heel
- Synthetic sole is hard-wearing, with light tread for slippy surfaces
- Lined in 100% leather
- Available in US women’s sizes 6 through 10, B width
I’ve done everything I can to keep the price of Highbury reasonable, while not sacrificing the quality of the upper. With so little to choose from in historically accurate Regency footwear, it was important to me to provide something beautiful, but also affordable, to fill this gap. For these reasons, we’re offering Highbury at the pre-order price of $69.50
($80). Note: If we don’t sell enough “Highbury” shoes during the pre-order, we will have to cancel this style, so *please* tell you friends!
CindyApril 2, 2013 at 5:06 AM
I love your blog so much, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award: http://brokecostumer.blogspot.com/2013/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html
Lauren StowellApril 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM
KiyoteaApril 2, 2013 at 9:03 AM
This is so cool! I love the blue you used in the video!
I have one little question: you said you can mix colours to get any shade you want, but I was wondering what you would recommend for testing colours before you dye the shoe?
Lauren StowellApril 2, 2013 at 8:31 PM
Hi Kiyotea – each pair of our dyeable satin shoes comes with a little fabric swatch that you can test on before doing the whole shoe. 🙂
Kathryn GraceApril 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM
AHHH! I love the lacing!!!
Danielle GrguricApril 3, 2013 at 9:06 AM
I really would love to buy these shoes, however, I was surprised that you are only offering them in limited sizing. I normally love how you provide shoes for larger footed women. Is there a possibility of them being offered in other sizes at a later date?
UnknownApril 10, 2013 at 6:52 AM
It looks like there is a niche market opening up for those of us with larger feet! : ) I had never considered my feet all that huge (10.5) until recently when I seem to be unable to place (or keep) an order for a pair of shoes.
GwenyverApril 12, 2013 at 2:38 AM
Where can one procure the dyes you use in the video?
Lauren StowellApril 12, 2013 at 4:05 AM
Indeed, I got it from Manhattan Wardrobe Supply's website.
GwenyverApril 12, 2013 at 3:10 PM
Thank you. Now to decide what colour I would need my Highbury to be. So many possibilities!