It's been interesting and exciting looking at vintage shoe ads and then finding similar (or even identical!) existing shoes in shops and museums.
Here is a perfect example. I'm just green with envy! (Sorry, bad pun!)
|Vintage ad for de Nero shoes|
|A very similar pair from honeytalkvintage|
I have since found on Etsy several pairs of 1940s shoes very much like the pair I bought. The bows, flowers, or whatever you want to call them, on the toes are very similar. These kinds of embellishments were very popular. Look at this pair in brown from honeytalkvintage and this pair in green from Columbiatique. What about a pair in black? Want a pair of in red like mine? Check out this pair from SplendoreBoutique
|Naturalizer shoes. Notice the pair on the far left. Source|
|Another ad for Naturalizer shoes - Source|
I've saved so many shoes to my Etsy favorites list. Here are just a few of them. It's great to be able to save items all in one spot, whether you plan to buy them or just to drool over the pictures. That's mainly what I do!! Pictures are free and excellent resources. I figure the chances of me finding another pair of fabulous vintage shoes that actually fit are pretty slim. But it sure is fun to look. :)
For a few shopping tips and help figuring out your vintage shoes size, check out my post, Sizing up Vintage Shoes.
|Drool worthy brown and white 1930s heels from CustardHeartVintage|
|A lovely and practical pair of blue pumps from FemaleHysteria|
|Rhythm Step shoe ad from 1944 - Source|
|Pin-up shoes anyone? adoredvintage|