>Shoes Dreams Are Made of- 1930s Sandals


Shoes being sold on Ebay by aarongonce77
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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Happy Wednesday!

14 Comments on >Shoes Dreams Are Made of- 1930s Sandals

  1. Andi B. Goode
    February 3, 2011 at 1:42 am (13 years ago)

    >Sigh. Those shoes are beautiful! Also, I love that there is a picture of sandals being worn with socks! Someone suggested the shoes and socks look was '50s and only worn by under 16s. So this is nice evidence against that. Hehe.-Andi x

  2. Lauren
    February 3, 2011 at 1:43 am (13 years ago)

    >Aren't they just dreamy?How funny about the shoes and socks thing! It was totally a late 30s thing to do- the swing kids did it! Old catalogs are good for that ;)

  3. Alli
    February 3, 2011 at 2:47 am (13 years ago)

    >I love the blue pair in the top right corner with the handbags. I want them! :)

  4. Iz bakinog ormara
    February 3, 2011 at 3:36 am (13 years ago)

    >I agrre, a dream come true.

  5. BaronessVonVintage
    February 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm (13 years ago)

    >oh wow, they are SO beautiful I could cry. AMAZING

  6. Yesterday Girl
    February 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm (13 years ago)

    >Oh my! shoes and matching handbags….divine!

  7. Tasha
    February 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm (13 years ago)

    >Oh my, they're all lovely but I particularly am in love with the two-toned blue shoes with the bow on the lower right side!

  8. ashley
    February 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm (13 years ago)

    >ohhh my goodness i'm totally watching these shoes already! imagine them with printed floral or novelty dresses………!

  9. Miss Rayne
    February 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm (13 years ago)

    >LOVELY, they remind me of beach huts and deck chairs, roll on summer.

  10. garofit
    February 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm (13 years ago)

    >yep, seen and hurt by.

  11. casey
    February 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm (13 years ago)

    >Oh wow! What a lovely pair of shoes… If only my foot were smaller! lol. I'm really in love with the colors too; so bright! :) ♥ Casey

  12. Katharina
    February 5, 2011 at 3:56 am (13 years ago)

    >girls..Im already bidding on both LOLHEY LAUREN!!

  13. Katharina
    February 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm (13 years ago)

    >ok who won the striped heels? because i didnt :(

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