Please Vote – Which Historical Shoe Shall Be Next?

Hi Lovelies!

It’s time again to vote for your favorite new historical shoe style, to help me determine which to open for pre-ordering next. The winner of this vote will be released in January/February.

Please select the shoe style you are most likely to order in January/February. Please take the estimated prices into consideration. If you do not like any of these, or don’t intend to participate in the pre-order, please refrain from voting. I’m trying to get an accurate gauge of pre-order participation, so that we do not have to cancel another style.

*Please Note: Not all of the shoes I previewed in the last post are ready to be released. The styles in this poll are what is ready right now. We have a whole year of goodies planned out, but we can’t do them all at once (though believe me, I would love to) so please bear with us and vote only if you intend to purchase this shoe should it win the vote and be released next.

Here are the candidates:

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*All of these styles will be available in sizes 6 – 11, including half sizes, B width (sorry, no wide widths available), and in the colorways shown only.


  • Cassidy

    January 4, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    I have no money so I'm very properly not voting in the actual poll, but I have to say that I LOVE the Gettysburg (as the early Victorian is my new Thing). But I also see a lot of merit in the Tissot, as that style tends to be one that results in making do with thrift-store lookalikes, and it would be great to have the option of a true historical version that doesn't require alteration.

  • Anonymous

    January 4, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Given we're in the middle of the Civil War sesquicentennial, I'm guessing you can sell a large number of Gettysburg booties–they're also different from any modern offerings. I'd buy a pair.

  • Anneliese

    January 5, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    *Sighs* If I had any money, I would buy a pair (or two) of every shoe you make! Though, a very tough decision, I vote for the Gettysburgs! (After visiting Gettysburg for the first time, I've reaffirmed my love for everything and anything Civil War)
    Anneliese 🙂

  • Anonymous

    January 5, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    I voted for the Gettysburgs because I've been looking forwards to them forever! But I also think they're a good choice because they represent a time period you don't already have covered. The other shoes, while beautiful, are from eras that you already offer shoes from, and are therefore perhaps not quite as urgent. =)

    • Lauren Stowell

      January 5, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      We don't carry size 11.5 and 12 anymore because they simply didn't sell, and the cost of production turned out to be greater than what we made on them. It actually cost us to sell the higher sizes, and we found that when everything else had sold out months and months before, we were left with 11.5 and 12 on the shelf for months and months after. Considering we'd only order about 4 pairs, that's really poor, and not a smart way to stay in business.

  • Unknown

    January 6, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    I'm buying the Gettysburgs whenever they are released, but with year-end retirement account distributions and various other expenses, this month isn't quite the ideal time. They'll go on Visa, no problem, whenever, but my bank account will be happier if it's later rather than soon.

  • Unknown

    January 6, 2014 at 2:12 AM

    (ok, what's the point of letting you comment with an account type that shows up as "Unknown" after you put in your password? Thanks, blogspot. Previous comment is supposed to have been by "Mme Bahorel".)

  • Thread-Head

    January 6, 2014 at 3:52 AM

    The Nankeens are coming home, barring unforeseen financial reversals. While I'm a fan of most of your offerings, this particular style gets top marks because it is not represented in any sense among my current wardrobe of reenacting shoes.

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