De Liso DebsSeptember 27, 2012
Recently I ordered via Etsy - again - a pair of 1940s shoes! I fell in love immediatly when my eyes spotted these shoes. And they weren't even that expensive! We do know how expensive shoes from the thirties or forties can be right? So how could I not buy them? They arrived within a week all the way from the United States. Oh, I just love packages and especially packages that do not let you wait!
It's always a gamble with vintage shoes when you buy them through the internet, e.g: it's always the question if they fit your feet perfectly or not, or perhaps because they show alot of wear and crash while you wear them for the first time. I've had that a couple times, but I keep buying shoes from the world wide web as vintage shoes are so hard to find in the Netherlands. It is quite an expensive hobby; collect vintage shoes. But I love it to death, it makes me look period perfect ( vintage reproduction just doesn't push my buttons!), and that's why I keep taking the gamble and invest in vintage shoes every time over and over again. I did not expect that these shoes would show minor wear, or that the shoes atleast had it's leather dried out which is oh so familiar with vintage shoes. But no, none of it! It is as if the shoes are just bought from the shop. The leather is ok, the shoes are sturdy, and fit me pérfectly! These shoes were made for me!