Anna, Colonial black-smooth shoe_
Anna A comfortable heeled colonial shoe is a crooked shoe (left/right) model designed to be worn without buckles. She is designed to be worn with a ribbon tie or a rosette that will match your outfit. The heel is 2 inches. Steel shank, black supple leather.
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.
Martha-Colonial black-smooth leather shoe
Martha is a Colonial dressy shoe with a fan-shaped tongue, 2″ heel, but wide enough so walking on the rough ground won’t cause your heel to sink into the ground. It has latchets for a buckle or you can use a tie. BUCKLES ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.
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.