FABULOUS TRUE VINTAGE FIFTIES SLINGBACK SANDALS!!!

FABULOUS TRUE VINTAGE FIFTIES  FIND YESTERDAY!!!

Perfect, barely – worn, slingback peep-toe sandals from the mid-1950’s. My day is absolutely made every time I discover another treasure like these!

100% leather soles with fabric uppers in an abstract floral print of blues, greens and beige. Unusual and gorgeous.

These are “Tweedies” brand, stamped in gold on the black leather insole of the right foot, with the local shoe store’s name stamped in gold on the insole of the left. I’ve found that it was often done this way back in the day.

Oh, what will be around the next corner? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S HEELS – PERFECT LITTLE SLINGBACK PUMPS

TRUE VINTAGE PUMPS FOR SUMMER - PERFECT LITTLE SIXTIES SLINGBACKS

These, again, are a favorite pair of shoes and look great with that little suit from yesterday.  So classic, they can be worn any time of year.  In fact, they look great with many of the dresses coming up . . . . . . .

They were made by Life Stride, with leather uppers and synthetic soles (but that very long-wearing stuff).  This company also made purses to match, as did many of the other mid-priced shoemakers then.

Very flattering fit and the bows on the back straps are so sweet!  I wear them a lot.  Mid-heels make them super comfortable and practical for shopping to dancing, but sexy-looking, too. . . . . .

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STUNNING TRUE VINTAGE 1940’S SHOES AT THE SHOE MUSEUM

STUNNING TRUE VINTAGE 1940'S SHOES AT THE SHOE MUSEUM

Here’s another great collection of sling-backs & pumps.from the shoe museum in Mexico City. Look at the decoration on the vamps and the peep-toes. LOVE peep-toes!

Can you imagine owning beautiful designer styles like this, in 100% leather construction, done by hand?  Heaven!  Used to be, shoes like that were available in most shoe stores.  Now they’re all made of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same.

’40’s shoes are some of my very favorites, and such a pleasure to see so many examples in such beautiful condition.

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TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S HAND-MADE CLASSIC LEATHER SLINGBACK PUMPS

IMG_1717What a great color to find!  Deep charcoal gray, in a very classic style.  They’re a perfect companion for most Fall and Winter vintage (or modern, if I must) skirts, casual dresses, suits and slacks.  The best thing, of course, is the construction.

Not only do they have a leather upper, which can still be found these days, but they have a full leather sole.  So, I can keep them forever and have them repaired when necessary.  Try that with a cheap synthetic sole – no way.

Another of my favorite features in true vintage shoes are the leather insoles. And, if they’re printed in gold with the brand name that’s the very best!  Amazingly, I often find that the gold lettering has stayed on really well, even when the shoes had been worn quite a bit.  These show only light wear, with no need for repairs for a long time.  The hardware on the straps, too, is top quality and won’t ever break.

It’s so much fun finding things that won’t call for any special occasion to wear, and  the mid-heels can do anything!  These pumps will become part of my everyday closet.  Love being transported in time on a daily basis . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SHOE TREASURE! TRUE VINTAGE DE LISO SWEET SIXTIES SLINGBACK PUMPS

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This is just the first of at least 3 pairs of fabulous true vintage shoes that I’ve just uncovered. De Liso footwear is always the most wonderful thing to find because of their quality, styling and the company history – since the 1920’s.

As with all quality shoes from the early Nineties and before, I love the leather foot-liners and gold-embossed lettering inside. Plus, the heels and soles last forever and can always be repaired when the time finally comes.

Crocodile-embossed leather in a lady-like mid-century slingback style that is always elegant. This pair looks like a spring-summer one, but could go year-round in warmer climates, even during the fall and winter months, because they are in winter white, so classic and obviously well-made. You can’t get by with that in cheaper footwear – doesn’t look “right”.

These are the least edgy of the shoes so far, but I’m always excited by the classics, too. Rocks my inner Grace Kelly.. . . . . . .

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GORGEOUS 1950’S SANDALS FOR SUMMER – IN CLASSIC TAN AND WHITE

GORGEOUS 1950'S SANDALS FOR SUMMER - IN CLASSIC TAN AND WHITE

Imagine the thrill when I spotted these! What a fabulous pair of shoes for summer.

This color, with the unusual white accents, is so classic and versatile. Looks good with almost everything but stands out on its own.

100% leather, of course. 1950’s quality all the way. Doesn’t get any better!

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