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Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby 7brides7brothers » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:21 am

I would like to know a good place to buy Victorian shoes. I would like them to be as authentic looking as possible. I've tried to find authentic boots, but my feet are just too big. Thanks.
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby Heather » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:54 am

There area couple reproduction shoe places out there, but they aren't cheep.
Robert Land is one.
Sacramento City Drygoods http://www.saccitydrygoods.com/category-s/77.htm has a couple different brands.
My Vintage Sole http://www.reproduction-vintage-shoes.com/ has some awsome shoes and boots.

I have very wide feet, so I can't usually fit into the reproduction shoes. I end up getting boots/shoes from Payless (or equivalent places) that look reasonably old fashioned. The granny boots usually come out in the early fall, so take a look then. They are never 100% correct, with some modern adaptation somewhere. But if you can find a French heal, about 2", with a decent looking toe section, you can do pretty well. The skirts cover most of the shoe anyway, and people really only see the toe and heal. I find it much more important to have a wearable shoe, than a correct one.

The same will go for an oxford type shoe. Last year, a couple very nice oxfords came out with a French heal.
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby rangerfeline » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:50 pm

Maybe it's me (or my Mac) but "store entrance" link on the My Vintage Sole site does not work. They have beautiful shoes, but it isn't much good if you can't buy them....
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby SarahS » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:18 pm

The Aug/Sep 2009 #144 issue of "threads" has an illustrated article (pg 58-61) on how to make custom covered shoes starting with any shoe you have like pumps or boots with the fabric of your choice some of the examples look much like various shoes vie seen in Victorian photos. I haven't tried it yet but I hope to some day. You'll need the basics ie scissors, needle and thread for trims and a "thin, blunt tool such as a cookie spatula or a butter knife..." and a clear drying glue that doesn't dry too fast.

www.threadsmagazine.com
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby Flippper » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:47 am

I found some cute white boots with lace insets for my wedding for $50 at www.victoriantraders.com They are not leather but they look pretty good, they do have some leather ones for around $110, adorable Mae Edwards style I believe they called them.

One of the links off Heather's site here also carry Victorian era boots, but I don't recall which.
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby Lady Fleur » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:11 am

i have a new love search the whole site but i love my shoes from www.tictactoes.com price is GOOD
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby MaryGode » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:39 am

Bootbarn.com has a few styles. I have the Veil style in brandy. It's in black, antique saddle, white and brandy. Comes up to size 11 too!

Catherine is my next pair. This one also goes to 11.
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby Dixie McCan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:42 pm

Quite some time ago, Lady Fleur showed me Victorian Boots on Ebay here: http://shop.ebay.com/oldmillmercant/m.html

They are now showing both low heeled and midheels
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Re: Where is a good place to buy Victorian shoes?

Postby EvilPoptart320 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:42 pm

My favorite online store is http://www.recollections.biz. They have everything you could need that you can't make yourself!

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