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Gorgeous vintage 1940's leather wedge heels, deadstock - never been worn! A fun twist on the wedge classic.

Wedge features:
Just over 1'' wedge
Classic slingback style with gold tone buckle
Super cute round toe with oversize bow or floral leaf motif
Label: Lassies Footwear

✂-----Measurements: approximate measurements taken with soft tape of INSOLE length and width and EXTERIOR shoe length and width.

Insole length: 8 1/2''
Insole ball width: 3''
Exterior length: 8 1/2''
Exterior ball width: 3 1/8'’
Heel width: 1 13/16’
Height height: 1 1/2’’

*No returns on items that do not fit, so please please make sure your measurements and those of the shoe you are purchasing jive.

Condition: Dead Stock, never worn. This was part of a forgotten stockpile found in a warehouses by an archaeologist friend of mine in New Mexico, still in its original packaging.

Minor flaws consistent with age include: A few chips in the insole and age discoloration on buckles. Otherwise the leather is soft and supple. Ready to wear with a little breaking in.

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Measurements: approximate measurements taken with soft tape of insole length and width and exterior length and width. We recommend you compare all 4 measurements of the vintage shoe with your best fitting similar style shoe – Here is exactly how to measure the insole on one of your own shoes…

Step 1: Choose one of your own shoes that is comfortable and similar in style to those you are considering buying (pumps, flats, loafers, sneakers...).

Step 2: Insert the end of a flexible tape measure into the shoe. The tape should be centered in the middle of the insole, and its tip should extend to the end of the toe without buckling. Holding the tape flat against the insole, smooth it upward following the curve of the insole in a straight line, keeping the tape pressed FLAT on the insole until it meets the heel edge of the insole; this measurement is the insole shoe length.

Step 3: Insert the tape sideways at the widest part of the shoe (ball of the foot) and measure the insole from edge to edge, making sure you hold the tape flat; this measurement is the insole ball width.

Step 4: Place the shoe on a flat surface and measure the heel from that surface up to the seam where it to the foot of the shoe; this measurement is the heel height.

Tip: If you don't have a flexible tape measure, you can insert a strip of paper, mark it, and lay it against a flat ruler to get the correct measurements. (When measuring heel height, be sure the edge of the ruler rests evenly against the flat surface and that the ruler rises straight up.)

"Why are you instructing me to take inside measurements? Isn't it easier to measure the outside of my shoe?"

Measuring the outside of your shoe might be easier, but you need to be sure that your foot will fit inside the shoe, so you need to know the inside dimensions. Relying on outside dimensions is a sure way to get a shoe that is too small!

Also keep in mind that: most vintage shoes are much narrower than contemporary shoes + due to the age of these shoes, leather may need to been to be broken for comfortable fit.
*All vintage shoe sales are, leaving all responsibility and risk of comparing given measurements with the customer. Please check measurements to ensure a proper fit.

Please let me know if you've just got to add this to your Spring and Summer wardrobe and I can work with you to make it yours. I love lay-away and will reserve for serious buyers.

Ships Priority US. Will ship internationally - 1st Class, Priority (upon request). 1st class does not include insurance or tracking.

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Why Buy Vintage Shoes?

Advantages of buying vintage: One of the most appealing things about vintage shoes is quality. Many of our shoes were hand-stitched and of incredible caliber. Finding a handmade shoe today is close to impossible. Vintage shoes are an unbeatable value when condition matches quality. The other big reason for buying vintage is that the styles of the 1930, 1940s, and 1950s just can’t be beat and cannot be found in modern clothing shops.

Finding wearable sizes is often difficult, the main challenge being small sizes, and narrow widths, and worn-out condition. Yet, finding shoes in your size and those that have never been worn is possible, and we specialize in it hear at Merletto Vintage. New-old stock shoes are often best bets because their insoles are not yet molded into someone else's foot shape. Often the only condition flaws are a heel tap replaced (under $5 at the repair shop), a few areas where glue is coming undone, scuffs from movement in storage, or stiff leather or other materials that need to be broken in. Here is a great guide to breaking in and stretching vintage shoes http://sallyjanevintage.blogspot.com/2008/01/shoe-stretching.html
Cristin Embree

SALE // Deadstock Vintage 1940s Sling Back Wedge Shoes // Jitterbug Swing Oversized Bow Wedgies Vintage Kids

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: leather, buckle, green, bow, leaf
  • Ships worldwide from Texas, United States
  • Feedback: 152 reviews
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