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A pair of wonderful 1940s wedgies, a tourist souvenir that is rare to find in such wonderful condition. Bright bold contrast and bright details set these early 1940s Philippines wedges apart from their later era cousins. These are especially striking, with a black background and yellow and red flowers embroidered on the vamp, as well as painted on the footbed. The traditional tropical island hut scene is brightly painted. The velvet pieces are affixed with metal studded and oiled ribbon trim. These are one of the prettiest pairs I've seen. (I only buy the very pretty pairs.) You'll adore them!


I believe these are approximately a 7.5 to 8
Interior Length: 9" 15/16"
Interior Width: 3"
Heel Height: 3”

Condition: Very Good

There is a chip to the paint at the ball of the foot on the left side. A chip on the right interior has been blacked in in the past. There are a few other minor nicks, mostly along the edges of the footbed. I find no other issues to note. They are ready to be worn!

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You must contact us with 48 hours of receiving your order if you have an issue, and if an exchange is approved, it must be sent within 48 hours after our communication. Items purchased and worn for special events may not be returned - we are not a rental facility. No refunds are issued based on issues with the fit of a garment, please measure carefully and feel free to make inquiries if you need help with sizing.

Vintage lingerie cannot be returned or exchanged, due to its intimate nature. Clearance items, items noted "as-is" and items sold on layaway may not be returned or exchanged.

Vintage 1940s Wedges // The TROPICALI Fantastic Carved Painted Tourist Wedges with Velvet Uppers


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: wool, velvet
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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