great pair of flats from the 1960-70s. chocolate brown suede. 5 hole lace up
with brass grommets. cut out detail. squared off toe. man-made soles.
vintage size: n/a
estimated size: 8
outside length (toe to heel): 10.25 inches
outside ball of foot: 3.5 inches
heel: 0.5 inches
** the shoe size is not clearly stated, so I has some friends of varying foot
sizes try them on and the general consensus was that these fit like a size 8.
great condition. super clean. footpad is curled.
... my thoughts on shoes ♥
I adore vintage shoes and I adore comfortable feet and so I want to share 2
tips on how to make the most of your vintage shoe purchase: GEL INSERTS and NEW
HEEL TAPS. gel inserts are worth it. for sure. a lot of times, with vintage
shoes, the footpads begin to curl. they can dig into the bottom of your foot
and then you have that awkward walk. is it a limp? a shuffle? well, it is
definitely a drag. sometimes, you can take the curled up foot pad out, but then
you feel every stitch, every nail, every pebble. this is why I put an insert in
every shoe I wear, thin INSERTS, cushy inserts, ahhhh ... you have to keep your
feet happy! find inserts you love, get some added arch support, a heel cush,
some padding for those toes ... you will have a much better day because of it!
My second recommendation is having extra HEEL TAPS. old plastic heel taps can
become brittle. one moment they are fine. the next, you step on a pebble, a
subway grate, the side of a curb and ... it all falls apart. and then you
hobble, uneven and uncomfortable, possibly doing damage to your shoe ...
definitely to your day;(. extra heel taps are like spare tires, yeah. you never
know when you'll need it, but you'll be awfully glad you have them!
And now we should talk about BOOTS. A lot of vintage boots were lined in
bonded fabric, which tends to disintegrate over time. it is commonly referred
to as "Devil Dust". it is unfortunate. what can be done? you can rip the lining
out (I recommend doing it outside) ... it won't be pretty and you may end up
with a sticky residue (argh!). you can take it to a cobbler and have them
re-lined (could get pricey) or depending on the boot, there are "boot shaft
liners" you can purchase (these tend to be bulky) ... the easiest way to deal
with it is vacuuming the inside of the boots every now and then and keep them
stuffed with newspaper when not in use. that is definitely my preferred method.
it does not solve the problem 100%, but it is so much better.
and that's that. my suggestions are sound and inexpensive and readily
available at your local pharmacy. and please read the description and condition
very carefully, as I try my best to let you know of any issues that the shoes
may have and please ask questions. i will do my best to help with questions
about color, materials, fit (I am a size 10 so I am limited with my usefulness
on smaller-feet-fit questions, though I do have some small footed friends I can
pester here and there).
****** oh, and because of this, all shoes are sold as-is with NO RETURNS. You
may exchange for a store credit, though the buyer is responsible for all
Thanks for reading and have a super ok day!
use the zoom feature to see the shoes with more detail ♥ xoxox