Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Shoe dreams

I have said it before, but I will repeat myself- dance shoes are the vintage woman’s friend. Suitable models that are comfortable even when they heels are high. Dance Store sells some really nice Aris Allen models and I want too many of them. Taking a more practical view to what I actually need, then my list says a pair of black pumps and a pair of brown walking shoes. They are not cheap and you have to add the cost of having the re-soled, but they are not overly expensive either. There are certainly more expensive reproduction shoes out there.

These 1930s Black & Silver Faux Ostrich Heeled Oxfords will probably be mine as soon as I have decided if I think the silver add too much bling or is just an interesting detail.



You can get them in white and black too.




Perhaps more practical are these 1940s Mary Jane Wingtips.



As for brown walking shoes I think the 1940s Brown Nubuck RugCutter Wedges fit the bill perfectly.





I would really love to have these velvet shoes because of the models, but I have heard that the velvet wear off much too quickly.

1940s Black Faux Suede 3 Buckle Heeled Dance Shoes.



1930’s Velvet Oxfords.



12 comments:

Lina Sofia said...

I want all of those too! The red velvet oxfords are so lovely, but like you I don't think I'd pay that much for velvet shoes, they just wouldn't last very long... I wish they came in leather!

Isis said...

Lina Sofia: Me too! i suspect the faux suede is a bit more resilient and I do love all the little straps.

Loulou Kaye said...

I want the rugcutter wedges. And luckily, I have a birthday coming up!

Rowenna said...

Would love a pair of these for swing dance...and another pair for street wear! Especially the white and black pair!

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I just bought the rug cutters in brown and LOVE THEM! They are incredibly comfortable. My only compliant with Dance Store is that they really need to stock more of their shoes. I tried to order a few pairs and they only had them in a 5 or 6 :( I have bought several vintage style shoes from Amerimark.com and I adore them. They are cheap, comfy and cute!! x

Erin said...

Dance Store has ALWAYS put out great repros for reasonable prices - totally underrepresented in the rockabilly scene, at least they were when I was active back in the day!

Eva said...

I've wanted the rugcutters in red for years, but there's always something else you want to buy ...

the nostalgist said...

my vote is: interesting detail, not bling.

those are GORGEOUS!!!

love the detailing. get 'em! :)

~the nostalgist

thatsmyera.blogspot.com

Isis said...

Loulou Kaye: So have I, actually. Hmmm.... :)

Rowenna: Yes, I guess they are great for dancing too... ;)

Brittany: I'm glad to hear that!

Erin: That's a bit odd, but perhaps people feel daunted because they are dance shoes.

Eva: Isn't it funny how there always are? And the list never grow shorter either...

the nostalgist: Thank you- I think so too!

Betty B said...

I love the rugcutters too. Looks very comfortable!

The Wilting Rose said...

Definitely an interesting detail! I'm not one for bling so i'm not biased that way.. these are gorgeous :) x
jazknoxlangford.blogspot.co.uk

Isis said...

Betty B: Don't they!

The Wilting Rose: Yes, I feel so too! :)

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