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The Vintage Shoe Shoppe


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I love wearing vintage shoes. The colors and styles, as with the clothing, tend to be SO unique. My favorites are mid-heel shoes from the 1960s. I feel like in this day and age I have to either wear SKY HIGH platforms/heels or flat-as-a-pancakes flats. When I was in London a few years ago, I noticed they had SO many more options for mid-heel shoes (I’m guessing because they walk more?). Options, people. Gimme options! Anyway, many of you have asked me about the vintage shoes I wear, so I thought it would be fun to pull some sassy shoes for you guys. I found a range of sizes—although please note vintage shoes (as with clothing) run small and narrow. Size up unless you have a very dainty foot. I often buy larger sizes and add a cushy insole. OK, on with today’s selections!

1. These adorable shoes are a size 7/8 and would look brilliant with colored tights OR basic blacks. You KNOW you need them.

Buy them here.

2. For those of you who like to lounge about the house in style, these 6/6.5 slippers are just the thing! I love them. Slippers tend to run true to size, as they are soft and less structured.

Buy them here.

3. These awesome sandals are a metallic silver but have a super comfy cool heel. AND they are a generous size 9/10. Now you can look adorable and walk for hours.

Buy them here.

4. These are a size 7/8 and I just love the color combo of that contrast buckle. How cute would they be with some dark, cuffed jeans?

Buy them here, Pilgrim.

5. OH man, I looooove these. A size 7/7.5 so I might snap ’em up if you don’t! I love a good slingback—I find them much more forgiving (since many vintage shoes run rather narrow). These would look elegant as can be dressed up, but honestly I think they would be just as smart with black jeans.

Buy them here.

6. Finally, these little size 6 beauties look just like princess slippers. Will they fit your footsie, Cinderella?

Buy them here.

If you buy them (or find another pair!) be sure to let me know. Oh, and I loved these red and blue mod heels….but that little lawn gargoyle kind of ruined the mood I was trying to create. Heh.

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  1. pilgrim says

    love the daisy shoes! alas this pilgrim’s hooves are too size 9 for those ace buckle babies. sigh! size 9 are hard to come by in vintage shoes!

  2. Amber Liddle says

    My behemoth feet would never fit into such fun shoes. Sigh. I wore a 9 before kids and they ballooned to a 10 after popping two out. Thanks, guys. I’ve always envied size 7 feet, it always seems like you can find shoes in that size!!

    • Alix says

      I think my next post will be ALL BIG SIZES! Just for you and pilgrim and dottie…

  3. Dottie says

    I’m right there with you with the big feet ladies. Alix–I would love to see a post on larger size shoes. Dream a little dream!

  4. Lynn Peril says

    These are gorgeous! I am a big fan of vintage shoes — especially those with chunky two-inch walking heels — and can hardly wait until my ouchy ankle is healed enough to go back to wearing them without pain.

    • Alix says

      Lynn, i gots me an ouchy ankle right now too!! Here’s to heeling our footies in 2012!!

  5. veronica says

    size 10 here too! wishin those slippers were my size, LOVE!

    • Alix says

      OK, that’s it….we’ll do a size 10 & 11 round up next!

  6. lisa-gabrielle says

    LOVE those Slipper Sassies !!! Naturally I have a half a dozen or so of vintage shoes…..but I am not so quick to buy them anymore….Once Upon I time i stumbled into an odd and horrible shop…but upon casing the joint,discovered they had a super secret bargain room at the back of the shop. The room contained shelf AFTER shelf of dead stock shoes from the 50’s and 60’s!!! Not even kidding…only catch…small sizes. This was before carrying 2 children so I shoved my already small size 6 feet into many size 5 shoes…resulting in some “issues”.
    I do remember an awesome art class proj I did with a pair of “Glamour Deb’s”…shooting the Deb’s in a series of different settings.

    • Alix says

      WOW!!!!! that sounds amazing. Those tiny feet on those little vintage ladies……dangit!



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