Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Best of Etsy - Vintage Platforms

Now I'm not one to follow trends but I haven't failed to notice the abundance of platforms and wedges in the shops at the moment. There are some really fab shoes on offer on the high street, especially in New Look (which I would post if you could have access their images!), but the one thing that really really bugs me is that on the majority of modern shoes the platform curves up at the front, which I think looks kinda weird and personally find really difficult to walk in - I keep feeling like I am going to tip forward! So with this in mind I this weeks Etsy feature is all about platforms of the vintage variety, enjoy!

These 1940's Alligator Peep Toes are soo beautiful, hard to imagine them being 70 years old! 
US size 5-5.5 
Available from AlleyKatsStore - $89.99

Very cute 1970's Velvet & Floral Embroidered Wedges.
US size 5.5/6 (UK 3-ish)
From DiamondGraffiti - $149

I do love a cork heel, these Olive Green & Brown Slingbacks are perfect for summer. 
US 5.5
From LauroRighi - $109

Of course I gotta get a bit of sparkle in somewhere, Silver Glitter 70's Wedges. 
EU 37 - UK4
from Spelfenmeisje - €99

Black & Orange 1970's Slingback Spectators. 
US 7.5 - UK5
From PawsonVintage - $38

These 1940's Suede & Snakeskin embellished heels are just about the prettiest shoes I've ever seen. 
US 7.5
From ArthertonVintage - $324

I have to say this last pair of Brown Leather Woven Platforms are my absolute favourite pair of all. UK4/4.5
From saintphalle - $40


Penny Dreadful said...

Oh I LOVE the black and orange. Too small for my size 7 feet :( xx

Psychedelicsister said...

I'm in love with the red and the blue ones. My god they are gorgeous.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-wow, what lovely wedges you've chosen, I do love the suede and snakeskin pair best xx

Perdita said...

Love the glitter ones- sadly the wrong size, downside of vintage I guess!

annimal said...

Drooling over these, especially the 40s favorite of yours! A work of art, they are!!

Vintage Vixen said...

I'm loving the last pair the most and cursing my size 7's. xxx

Helga! said...

O,how bloody gorgeous!!! Yep,I agree on the last pair,I think they're my fave too!
But I'd be happy with any of these!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

The 40's alligator and the 40's blue suede are amazing! Too small for me too. I'm a 6 but sometimes buy a 7 xx

Dizzy Miss Lizzy said...

These are stunning! I believe no modern shoe will ever compare to vintage platforms. I also agree that the blue 40s ones are fabulous :)

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Some lovely shoes there, amazed that they are so old. Love the cork heeled ones oh and the sparkly ones of course!

laurakitty said...

If they all weren't so tiny!

Smashingbird said...

They are all rather tiny, I guess that's why they haven't sold! Gorgeous tho!

Georgia Rose said...

Oh my god... those 1940s ones are... they escape words. If only they didn't cost several weeks worth of my pitiful student paycheck!


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