Debbie, Colonial buckle shoe
Debbie is made of supple leather with a moderate 1-3/4″ squash heel. It has a steel shank for strength. This shoe is made for those that need a roomier toe, and a wider shoe. It is a lined shoe and can be worn with a buckle or ties. This is a look a like for the Leslie, but in women’s sizing.
Mules (slippers) 18th and 19th Century
The Mule is a simple, comfy and beautiful footwear that comes down thru the ages . Easy to slip on and with a leather sole so it can go from the bedroom to outside. It has a moderate heel and decorative trim across the arch.
The leather backed tapestry fabric will change from time to time as fabric gets used up, but we always pick a new fabric with heirloom design in mind. Full and half sizes 5- 11 width is a wide C.
Women’s Colonial Shoes
Until recently, museums and collectors kept only the fanciest footwear. Work shoes were thrown out like old sneakers. Most of the surviving women’s shoes of the Colonial era were made of linen or silk. The problem with fabric shoes is that the unending varieties of linen and damask and ball gown material make it impossible to make a shoe except on an individual basis see Fugawees Brocade line. We studied dozens of books and surviving leather shoes in museum collections. We found that the etchings of Hogarth (1740-1780) were a gold mine of information on Colonial period shoes. We also designed several models in leather that may be dyed to any color you desire. includes Anna, Barbra, Cheri, Connie, Debbie, Martha, Jennifer, Louise, and Sally.