Thursday, July 23, 2009

Do help, my fellow vintage lovers

Why, oh why, do vintage shoes not exist in sizes above a 7? Did women really have smaller feet, or are larger footed women worse at keeping their shoes in good enough order to become vintage?


  1. I'm afraid I can't help you there! Perhaps you need to keep looking?
    I'm a bit of a clean freak and won't wear shoes other people have worn so I never look at vintage shoes.
    -Andi x

  2. I'm a size 8 and I've been able to score some beauties, but you are right that most shoes tend to be in the size 5-6 range. The issue for me is usually the width of the foot bed (for the ball of the foot). Seems like women of the past had narrower feet?

  3. Oh, I now! It's just terrible isn't it? I only wear about a 7, but have feet that are bit wide and vintage shoes all tend to be quite narrow (at least in my experience).
    I know that some vintage shoes are sized differently, so they may be a larger size than you think, but I really don't know why bigger shoes are so hard to find. Maybe the ladies then did have smaller feet in addition to being thinner.
    Or maybe it's like now, all the big sizes go first, so the only shoes left around in good condition are small sizes because few people bought them back then too.

  4. I have to say, I've been having the hardest time finding vintage shoes too and I wear a size 6 shoe! I find they were smaller then and so it's off to the reproductions for me! :)

  5. I found a size 7.5 snakeskin vintage recently- but they are narrow! Interesting- a lot of them are small. I have small feet and I still never find my perfect size.

  6. Merry Christmas in July! Just stopping by from Maggi's. :)

    <3 Gina