In the past I have shared with you my hat collection and my camera collection...so, I thought I may as well share my shoe collection, as well.
Here's a shot of practically all of my shoes. I don't wear most of them very often but, as someone once told me, it's more difficult to find a pair of shoes for an outfit than the other way around so I'm holding on to most just in case. Most of these aren't vintage, either, as it's only somewhat recently I've started buying vintage shoes.
I decided I'd take individual shots of my small vintage shoe collection, though.
I bought these from etsy a while ago. I do love them but have yet found something they look perfect with. Thoughts?
Another etsy purchase that arrived just last week. Aren't they lovely? Exactly what I've been looking for.
Got these from a Salvos. They were selling them as 'tap shoes' which I knew, of course, they are not. They do have steel tips underneath the toes to keep them from wearing down but definitely not tap shoes!
I got these from my favourite Adelaide vintage store (Red Ruby Vintage) as a gift when I bought something else.
You've all seen these a few times before. My perfect white summer shoes that I thought I would never find. Also from etsy.
But I think these are my favourite vintage shoes, so far. They are absolutely perfect and exactly what I was looking for, for next winter. I'm really glad I took the gamble on them when I found them on, you guessed it, etsy.
Look at that detail. Swoon!
Buying vintage shoes online isn't quite as scary as I thought it would be. If the seller has the measurements correct (and a quick look at the feedback should tell you how reliable a seller is if you haven't bought from them before*) it's as simple as measuring some of your own shoes that fit well! I've not had a problem with shoes not fitting, yet.
*Sometimes a seller may have only one person (or a small number in comparison to the positive) who has left negative feedback - when that happens I tend to look at the feedback for the buyer and sometimes it turns out other sellers have actually had problems with them.
Andi B. Goode