Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vintage Shoes On Etsy

Vintage shoes seem to have a life of their own.  These, $56 on Secret Lake.
One doesn't really take time to remember all the pairs of shoes they had in their lifetime growing up.   Perhaps "those pair" that you only wore once, or didn't feel quite right. Maybe the special occasion shoes, that you quickly outgrew. So, what ever happened to them? You gave them to a friend, or your parents donated them to Goodwill. Perhaps you had a rummage sale.  Never to be found again...until.... Etsy came along with their huge selection of hardly-worn vintage shoes.

EG Vintage offers these awesome Mary Jane Shoes!

Now I know some of you are saying "I would never wear someone else's shoes."  There's plenty of us who would.  Etsians list shoes that look barely worn!  I'm sure you can fathom obtaining the prettiest pair of shoes off the rack, wearing them to work for half a day only to toss them into the "these hurt my feet so bad today I'll never wear them again" pile. Hence, the thousands of listings on Etsy. Let's face it, everyone's feet can't handle the same shoes.  One person's trash is another person's treasure.

1362 listings on Etsy for men's cowboy boots. These are my faves from honeyblossomstudio!

Now some of you live, breathe, and sleep shoes. Shoes for today, shoes for tonight, those favorite shoes that make it all right.....some of you hock your whole paycheck for new shoes.  I remember reading about Imelda Marcos of Philippines having over 2000 pairs of shoes. I suppose that made people gasp back then, but now it seems every VIP star has closets built just to organize their shoes.  Shoes are like M&M's, you can't have just one....
Yee hawwww, sweet boots pour homme'....git r done at TXvintagebootsshoes on Etsy!

How many shoes do you have? I remember working as an Executive Assistant and having to dress up daily I had way more shoes than I do now. Now my shoes are casual, mostly sandals and sneakers, (do people still say sneakers?) In all honesty I think I have under 25 pair, and that's spread between two homes, some inherited from my mom who passed as we were the same size.  Let's say a total of 5 dressy, 8 sneakers, and 10 sandals or flip flops and 2 special (water shoes). I have had some shoes for years.  Ultimately in one house that's only 12 pairs total of shoes. I guess when it comes to shoes, I fall short in comparison to most.  Speaking of shoes, did you know that shoes date back to over 15,000 years ago according to this wonderful History of Footwear that you really must read sometime.  


'Vintage Shoes' by RetroChalet

Vintage shoes, gotta love them, they tell a story don't you think? Featured on Vintage Chalet blog and site!


Brown Oxfords / lace up / br...
$32.00

Vintage Blue and White Leath...
$45.00

Platform Shoes 1970 Chandler...
$92.00

White 6 Inch PLATFORM Heels ...
$85.00

DEADSTOCK Two Toned Pink and...
$50.00

vintage sneakers OLD SCHOOL ...
$40.00

Vintage 80s Black Leather Fl...
$70.00

Dream Step nude leather wood...
$26.00

Vintage Bowling Shoes PURPLE...
$28.00

Red Leaf Men Shoes Size 10....
$55.00

1960s Spectator Pumps Brown ...
$45.00

80s Red & White Slip On Snea...
$14.00

white CUTOUT 1960s MOD gogo ...
$32.00

Vintage red patent leather a...
$100.00

90s BUFFALO platforms CRAZY ...
$325.00

Vintage PACIOTTI Black Leath...
$50.00

2 comments:

  1. Fabulous finds! Love seeing all these cool shoes! Thank you for including a pair of mine :)

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  2. Wow, amazing shoes. Do you also have the white heels in black? I hope all of them are real leather.

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