Cute Vintage-y Shoes

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

  1. jetgirl

    jetgirl One of the Regulars

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    I love these. I've searching for a great pair of work boots. I just wish I could find a nice pair of 6" vintage looking ones that come in a women's 7.5 - 38.

     
  2. Inky

    Inky One Too Many

    I love oxfords and am currently obsessed with blue shoes - today I came across these on Stevemadden.com


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  3. December

    December One of the Regulars

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    I have been wondering something for the past few days and wonder if anyone here could help me?

    I understand that people generally were smaller in the mid-century period, and therefore they would have smaller feet which makes it impossible for me to find vintage shoes on Etsy. But it seems that whenever I look for shoes on US sites, vintage or otherwise, they are all tiny.

    I am a UK size 6 which is very average for a woman here. This would make me a US 8.5, which seems to be massive by US standards.

    Is there a difference in average foot size across the pond?
     
  4. Smuterella

    Smuterella One Too Many

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    Hi

    I've bought quite a few pairs of vintage shoes for my UK 5.5 size feet via eBay and Etsy. You just need to be patient. I always, always go by the inside measurtement rath than any size quoted.

    Happy hunting!
     
  5. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    No, 8.5-9.5 are quite common, probably average size feet. I think that since you are looking for average size shoes in a type of footwear that is becoming more rare, and the teency sizes are what is left.
     
  6. Smuterella

    Smuterella One Too Many

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    ah and let me know what measurement and styles you are looking for and I will let you know if I see anything in my regular eBay trawls. :)
     
  7. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

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    I love those! After perusing the Everyday Women thread, I was on the hunt for some flat, strappy sandals to wear in the summer. I found these, and although they could hardly be described as repro, they (the uppers at least - many have the same leather strappy construction but a heel or wedge) aren't a million miles from many of those I've seen in photos in that thread.

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    Can't wait for them to arrive. I like the gold version too.
     
  8. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    Yeah, I can definitely see that. I bet they'll look great.
     
  9. Paris1925

    Paris1925 New in Town

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    Where oh where?

    Fleur, where did you find those fabulous sandals! I don't usually like white sandals but I love these!
     
  10. Lorelai99

    Lorelai99 One of the Regulars

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    I have the same problem. I wear anywhere from a US 8-8.5 and have never found a pair of vintage shoes that aren't AAA (aka way too narrow in the toes), something I would wear and not $200...
     
  11. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

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    They're from Schuh and the come in gold, black and brown too! I think the style is called Keira. Here you go!
     
  12. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    Shoes in this size are very collectable. They get snapped up or go for alot on Ebay. I'm a 6 1/2 - 7 UK size and I have quite alot of shoes that I've collected over the last 7 or 8 years but it's trial and error, especially if you're buying without being able to try them on.

    As Smutterella says, measure shoes that fit you well (best to measure internally) and go by the measurements given by sellers. They do turn up. You might be best to look on English Ebay - although they can go high in price they are usually cheaper than US Ebay or Etsy.
     
  13. Octavia

    Octavia Familiar Face

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    I got these shoes this past Christmas and they've become my go-to, everyday shoes. Love these things. They're really durable and comfy. They seemed sort of vintage-y to me...if not anything else, they're adorable.


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    By the way, this thread is really dangerous! :eek:
     
  14. Gracie Lee

    Gracie Lee A-List Customer

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    I love those, and I want them. Where did you get them, who are they by? Thanks!
     
  15. Octavia

    Octavia Familiar Face

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    ^ I think they were ordered from here (very unfortunately out of stock at the moment), but they're by Chelsea Crew, according to the shoebox.
    Modcloth does tend to restock items if you request it, however, so don't let the out of stock status discourage you. :)
     
  16. swinggal

    swinggal One Too Many

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    Wow! What a cool range.
     
  17. CherryBubbles

    CherryBubbles New in Town

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    Neat shoes, Inky! I love oxfords too, and I see that there are lots more fabulous ones on the stevemadden.com site - if only they came in wide widths...
     
  18. AnniePancake

    AnniePancake Practically Family

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    I know something similar has already been posted here but i'm really struggling.

    I need some black very very low heel or flat shoes that i can wear to school. I thought about oxfords but i'm not sure if they'd look right with my pencil skirt - i might look stumpy. (i have to wear uniform)

    I walk two miles there and back every day so they need to be decent quality. I checked Clarks and the only decent ones i could find were kind of too high, or a bit too modern pensioner-y. :(

    any help?

    it'd also be good if they were in the UK so i could send/take them back without it costing loads and loads of money.
     
  19. Gracie Lee

    Gracie Lee A-List Customer

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    OMG Has anyone seen the new YOU by Crocs line? There's several pairs of fabulous pumps that are simple and could easily do vintage styles, and some really cute flats, and, and... WANT!!
     
  20. m_luvsartdeco

    m_luvsartdeco One of the Regulars

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    these are from USA...not sure if anyone has posted them here yet but they are very expensive but cute...look at the wedges/ platforms to see if you may be able to use these styles....I find that wedges give me more support and I can walk in them for long hours.... here's the website:

    http://remixvintageshoes.com/ good luck!
     

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