Monday, October 15, 2012

1930s winter boots

Vintage winter shoes are, unfortunately, a rare find these days. So much so that when I came across these incredible 1930s to early 1940s winter boots, I literally gasped!

According to Fraulein Marlene's Vintage Shop on Etsy, they are a brown leather and buckskin winter boots with typical art deco design from Germany. This is what I call shoe perfection! Unfortunately this pair was small and they have already been sold to some very lucky gal but I'll keep hunting for something similar until I find them. One day! Meanwhile, the Miss L Fire Havana boots are quite a good match.




5 comments:

  1. I also saw them a month ago but they were small and pricey... I would never worn them in our bad winter weather fearing to dammage them... I own 2 pairs vintage of vintage boots from the 40s in my size but I quite never wear them because they are made of suede and I want to keep them in a good shape....
    I bought Havana boots from Miss L Fire last week and they are perfect, a bit expensive, but it's so rare to find good looking boots....

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  2. Hey Riikka :o)
    Nice post and thank you for featuring my shop <3
    These boots were also too small for me, so I decided to part withe them again :o( But I just found the PERFECT winter boots for me on German ebay... I am gonna post them this week on my blog :o)
    Best wishes from Germany,
    Marlène

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  3. It is so so hard to find beautiful vintage winter shoes, as they are either too small, too pricey or too damaged and usually look battered from all of the previous wear. I recently found myself some brown leather boots, but it took months of searching, keep going with your hunt i'm sure you will eventually find a pair you love even more than these beauties.
    Love Lil x
    www.littleliloflondon.blogspot.com

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  4. Oooh! So very cute they are! The problem is to find fitting vintage shoes, and also the shoes that you actually dare to wear in our winter...

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  5. Laurence - Come to think of it, you're right. If I had vintage winter boots, I probably wouldn't be wearing them either because of fear of damaging them, except in dry weather during autumn. Suede is such a tough material when it rains or snows. But thankfully we do have our Miss L Fire Havanas! And the vintage ones sure are pretty, even if not entirely practical.

    Marlène - It must have been heartbreaking to own these shoes but not have them fit you! I look forward to your post about your new winter boots!

    Lil - Thank you, I do hope I find my perfect pair of vintage winter shoes one day. Can't wait to see your new boots!

    Rhia - Yeah, exactly. The Finnish winter is a bit hardcore for vintage pretties. *sighs*

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