Aren’t these shoes
to die for? A lovely friend sent the link to me. I’m just 1/2″ off from fitting these darlings but I thought they really needed to be brought to attention and admired (or bought, if you’re lucky enough to fit into them), despite the smaller size.
What is not to love about these? They’re not only a super rare example of surviving 1930s beach sandals, but they are so interestingly made- the criss crossed stripes remind me of old time beach chairs. The stripes even go around the heels! I personally would put these shoes around 1937-1940, but something in me thinks they are even more specifically from 1937-38.
I was so inspired by them I went and flipped through some of my old catalogs to see if I could find a similar image. Although I didn’t find one quite on par with these beach sandals I did find two pages of rather lovely colorful shoes from around 1938. Enjoy!
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