30s 40s Vintage Embroidered Peeptoe Heels Shoes Slippers 7.5 Silver
Gorgeous shoes with fabulous detailing! Peep toe with slingback heel strap, curved but sturdy heel. Very narrow silver trim used as welting around all finished edges, more prominently used as stitch detailing down the center of the toebox and as x’s inside the peekaboo circles that accent the toebox inside and outside. According to Jonathan Walford, author of The Seductive Shoe, China was making extremely high quality shoes for export prior to WW2, which probably dates these between 1938 and 1941.
Labeled 7 1/2 B
|Length, heel to toe, inside||9.75"||19.75|
|Widest part of outer sole||3"||7.5|
Ivory satin embroidered in a floral pattern, multiple colors, shades of green predominant. Silver leather (could be leatherette, but it looks and feels real) heel strap and accents. Lined in tan leather, outer sole is composition in the same shade of tan.
No maker's name found. Soles are branded with "made in China"
Silver metal buckles on slingback straps.
Light discoloration to the white satin on the parts of the shoe closest to the ground when worn - only one small spotty looking "stain" on the back of the right inner heel - see close-up. A former owner has used black marker on a small area of each sole, presumably to cover up a price marking - it is not visible when worn, but could be sanded off if desired. A 1/4" wear mark to the satin insole on the left shoe where the heel rests during wear.