We are closing out the Betsy and the Sally their nice shoes but time to make something different when they’re gone there gone.
The Victoria is something new for the Civil War ladies. The moment you hold Victoria you will know that you have a quality shoe in your hand. Comfort, quality and authenticity are all brought by Victoria
Victoria is a fully leather lined flat heeled, fitted ankle-high bootee for the ladies. Victoria has a tapered, squarish toe cap and is made of soft leather on a left\right last. We have been getting some complaints that ladies with sturdy feet or stronger ankles are experiencing difficulty with getting into the Victoria. We have made a slight adjustment by adding another elastic gusset. full and half sizes 6 M to 11 W, price $103.15
Victoria has six jet black buttons on the front of the shoe but there is no need for a button hook. Victoria has an elastic gusset on the inside and a smaller one on the outside of the ankle. Don’t worry about time period or authenticity. The elastic gusset was patented in Britain in 1837 by the firm of Spekes Hall. (Victorian Costume and Costume Accessories, Anne Buck, keeper of the Gallery of English Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester. Library of Congress #62-8330)
Balmoral Castle was Queen Victoria’s favorite country estate and several styles and new articles of clothing were first seen there