Thrill, thrill, thrill – I love finding these guys!! Bless your hearts, 1940’s women. You took such good care of your shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!
With leather soles, so that they can be repaired as-needed forever. Visible wear of the uppers and insoles is practically non-existent.
These were more-or-less everyday shoes for a town gal who would wear them in the house and on errands. They could pass nicely for modest dress-up occasions, too. (Weddings, funerals, a dinner date).
Ever practical and always aware of the deprivations of the Depression and war, war-time and post-war era ladies got in touch with their courage and capability. It was only after the soothing and reassurance of the Fifties economic boom that they allowed themselves to be slipped back into their “place” as model housewives and mothers who became trapped in their new, modern homes.
The rest is history, which we’ve all contended with since. But, I am proud to step into this woman’s shoes . . . . . . . . . ..
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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