Image: A BOX OF TRUE VINTAGE SHOES IN THE BASEMENT

A BOX OF TRUE VINTAGE SHOES IN THE BASEMENT

Another of those boxes in the basement which I hadn’t thought about in a while – finds of the last 10 years stored away. It’s always fun to see what’s inside!  Lots of variety from several different decades.

From the top row down, we’ll start with the DUDS, from the viewpoint of a true vintage hunter:

Pairs #1, #2 & #3 – nice to very nice classic styles in leather, 1980s at the earliest to 1990s.  Pretty shoes. Ho hum.  More retro than vintage, but reminiscent of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Pair #4 – True vintage late 1950s – early 1960s gold-tone all – leather stiletto pumps.  For cocktails and dancing the cha-cha.

Pairs 5 & 6 – True vintage bowling shoes, 1950s – 1970s.  The two-tone ones are suede.

Pair #7 – Original true vintage Dr. Scholl’s leather exercise sandals from the very early 1970s.  They’ve made them in later years, but they aren’t the same.

Pair #8 – Low-heel leather pumps by Johannson from the mid-’60s.

Pair #9 – Leather pumps from the ’70s.  Nothing to lose your wallet over.

Pair #10 – Leather flats from the mid – late 1960s, with price tags still inside.

Well, that was interesting.  I remember finding all of these.  Probably I will sell them, since I run into the issue that all vintage collectors usually do – storage space!  Sometimes you have to (sigh), but as I get better and better at my craft, the non-keepers become fewer and fewer

Don’t forget that one of these pairs might be just what is needed to finish off a Halloween costume soon . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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5 thoughts on “Image: A BOX OF TRUE VINTAGE SHOES IN THE BASEMENT

  1. A BOX OF TRUE VINTAGE SHOES IN THE BASEMENT – Magicvintagespy

  2. Hi there! Loving your blog, my name is Katie Elliott I am the creator of Tag a Trend.co.uk (www.tagatrend.co.uk)
    The website works like this: each week I announce a new fashion trend, and people send in pictures of themselves wearing that trend to tagatrend@gmail.com along with their name, age, town and a link to their blog.
    These pictures then appear on our Facebook wall athttp://www.facebook.com/TagATrend and on the Tag a Trend site.
    Next week’s trend is ‘Swinging Sixties’ and as I can see you are loving the trend, I thought you might be interested in getting involved and sending in a pic of yourself in something 60’s style!
    Your picture will be featured with a direct link back to your blog so is great for spreading the word about your site!
    Look forward to hearing from you!
    Katie

    Reply

    • Hi, Katie. Thanks so much for inviting me to participate on your very neat blog. I’ve been thinking about some ways to publish photos of myself on mine, but haven’t worked that out yet. When I do, I’ll certainly think of sending one for a “trend” of yours. Thanks also for visiting and LIKING my blog and I’m so glad that you are enjoying it! True vintage fashion is wonderful and the ’60s styles are a lot of FUN!

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