Cute Vintage-y Shoes

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by LizzieMaine, May 8, 2006.

  1. Gracie Lee

    Gracie Lee A-List Customer

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    A bit late to the Crocs discussion, but these are the ones I live in (closed toes, so they're allowed at work :D). Soooo comfy, and they're finally coming out with styles that look good on humans. If you find a style you can tolerate, cave and you won't regret it!
     
  2. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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  3. AnniePancake

    AnniePancake Practically Family

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    cherry_lips those shoes are divine!
     
  4. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    They look like classic pumps, anywhere from 20's to present day. Are these movie stills? Is a man weraing them? just guessing.
     
  5. Moodle

    Moodle New in Town

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    I like them! I'm hardly a shoe historian, but treating this like a puzzle: the vamp looks too high for a modern street shoe, but not high enough to look 20s/30s vintage to me. They actually look a lot like character shoes (as in shoes for dancing) to me, although those typically have a mary-jane-type strap across the foot as well. So I'm still not sure what era they look like, but I do think they're cute.
     
  6. Smuterella

    Smuterella One Too Many

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    I'd happily wear those with a 40's suit.

    Tell us more Cherry my lovely. x
     
  7. Miss Crisplock

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    I say 1980's shoe design.
     
  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    There's elements of those shoes I really like - the rounded toe and the lack of "toe cleavage" gives them a pleasantly mid/late forties look. I also like that the heel is not exaggeratedly high. Looks like a reasonable modern-era intepretation of a postwar daytime pump to me.
     
  9. December

    December One of the Regulars

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    I can tell you that I recognise them from your photos in the pin up thread lol

    I like them- they're the sort of shoes I wear a lot as they're so versatile.

    I have a pair very similar that I bought from the high street a couple of years ago, so they really could be any era. I would probably say 80s- current day.

    I really like that curved heel.
     
  10. cherry lips

    cherry lips Call Me a Cab

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    Thank you ladies for commenting on the shoes! It means a lot to me; hearing your opinion and eventual approval. Yes, I'm wearing the shoes (not a man! When I flirt with gay guys I always say my soul is a man, though). I had a cobbler make them for me from a pic of fifties low-heel baby doll pumps. He got everything right except for the shape of the heel, and now it's too late to fix it. I was hoping they looked vintage enough, it's my fault that they aren't perfect replicas because I didn't want to be too demanding or hurt his pride (he's very old and cute!).
     
  11. Gracie Lee

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  12. Lusti Weather

    Lusti Weather One of the Regulars

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    I think they look great, and it's so cool that you have custom shoes! As for the cobbler issue, I know I would do the same thing if I were in your situation. There's always the next pair, right? ;)
     
  13. goldwyn girl

    goldwyn girl One Too Many

    Cherry Lips, they are lovely and a very classic style. And to have them made for you is extra exciting even if the heel was not quite what you wanted.
     
  14. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

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    Perlina shoes?

    Anyone here discovered Perlina shoes yet? They are supposed to be comfort/fashion shoes.

    Check out this cute 20s/30s style pump at Amazon on wicked sale (<$40!)
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    I'm also in love with these ones, and would love pairs in black, red, navy AND grey, but I just can't find them in my size. BOO!
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  15. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

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  16. Blondie

    Blondie Practically Family

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    Love that last pair KittyT !
     
  17. BoPeep

    BoPeep Practically Family

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    Gracie Lee - Thanks for the heads' up on the canvas wedges. I bought two pair from Newport several summers ago and they are starting to wear out. I'm in the market for easy summer shoes that don't cost a fortune!

    KittyT - those red slingbacks are amazing! I'm off to amazon . . .
     
  18. crwritt

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    I have the metallic ones (center photo) and a couple pair of her Malenas.
    I dance all night in these.
     
  19. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

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    Oooh lucky you! What are the soles like? Are they leather? How would they fare for everyday street wear?
     
  20. jetgirl

    jetgirl One of the Regulars

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    Pulling this quote from a couple of months ago. Feel free to move this to the vintage shoe thread.
    How does one remove the vintage cleats from golf shoes? And do you then put a new sole on?
     

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