Men's & Women's Vintage 70s Shoes & Boots

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Last updated on 09 March, 2023

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Hi and welcome to my "70s vintage shop". My wife and I are getting older and plan on leaving "Good Old Germany" in a couple of years and consequently I am selling off a large part of our personal and inherited collections of furniture and clothing, including a mixed selection of mostly unworn men's platform shoes and boots which I inherited from one of my crazy uncles, a funky businessman who outfitted american soldiers stationed in Germany from the late 60s to the late 70s.

Most of the used vintage and deadstock shoes for sale might have particular storage issues, such as dried out glue holding the front leather-trimmed aged cork platform to the shoe, creases, storage scratches, small pits and/or wrinkles. 40-year-old leather is not always "fresh" and - although each pair I am selling has been stored in a box - you the buyer should be aware that wearing these vintage shoes is not always the same as wearing a new pair of shoes. The leather on a pair of vintage deadstocks may turn greyish or develop unsightly cracks after just one dance party, the platform might become disengaged (because the glue dried out decades ago), etc. Obviously I will point out the particular issues and remedies for each pair put up for sale but I generally suggest that buyers contact a local cobbler to have the front platforms re-glued and the leather thoroughly moisturized before wearing.

If you live in an area where it's too time-consuming or expensive to have the front platforms re-glued, my local cobbler will do this for an additional 40 €. He uses a german product called Kövulfix, which I believe is a type of neoprene glue. For 20 € he will also glue on thin rubber soles in a light or dark color.

All personal vintage items are generally priced to move (rare items, such as larger-sized men's platform shoes or vintage designer pieces, are much more expensive than smaller shoe sizes or ordinary pieces, for example) and when our household and collections are sold they are gone forever!

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Paypal for non-EU buyers, IBAN/BIC for EU-buyers outside of Germany and standard Überweisung/Bank Transfer for buyers in Germany.


Unless otherwise specified, all items sent to you will be shipped from Germany using either Hermes Versand (within the European Community) or DHL (destinations outside of the European Community). Shipping includes door-to-door tracking and signature confirmation. If you find a cheaper and equally safe (insured) way to send international packages please let me know. If you purchase multiple items I will send them together in one larger box as long as the total purchase amount does not exceed the maximum insurance coverage for a single shipment. No handling charges are applied ... only the unadulterated shipping price will be passed on to buyers. If it turns out that actual shipping charges are lower I will refund the difference. No gift declarations on customs forms, registered paypal addresses only. Local pickup in Cologne will be considered under special circumstances (for example when Carnival is just days away, you need lots of items for a period movie or the piece of furniture is too large or heary to send). If you are planning to visit Germany from abroad within 12 months from the date of first purchase I will hold items for local pickup (so that you can take them back home with you instead of having them shipped at high cost). In this case we can set up an escrow account or you can trust us with your advance payments.

Additional policies and FAQs

I measure all items very carefully. When it comes to shoes, however, I will only measure the outside of each pair (unless the insole can be precisely measured, like on a pair of clogs) and provide these measurements so that you may compare them to a pair of normal dress shoes you already own. When measuring the length of a shoe, the heel to toe measurement is taken flat with the shoe sitting on the tape measure. Sizes printed underneath or inside of a pair of vintage shoes are not always accurate because they reflect sizing conventions of another manufacturing era. Moreover, men's printed shoe size numbers usually corresponds to a shoe size for the USA, which is 2 physical sizes larger than a woman's shoe marked the same size. (example: a men's platform shoe size 9 is equivalent to a women's size 11 USA, which is an implicit EU size 41. To convert to an approximate mainland EU size, take the men's platform shoe size number and add 32 and you will be close - or just buy one size larger to be safe). Finally, be aware that many men's platform shoes from the 70s can be rather narrow, especially in the back. This narrow design most likely inhibited accidents by providing tight heel support for men not accustomed to wearing high shoes). If you receive pair that is too narrow for your feet then I apologize beforehand but I cannot help you with an exchange. Because these are usually priced to move (especially in the smaller sizes), you can easily resell them for cost or higher on this or other online platforms.