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Edwardian bar shoes



#7551 $750

Kid leather shoes with ribbon stripes on toes, c.1905

The bar shoe was fashionable from the late 1880s through the 1930s. This easy-to-wear style has short Louis heels and a single strap that buttons—so graceful and comfortable!

I am always intrigued by variations within a general style trend. This pair, unlike the beaded versions of the period, stands out with the unique toe design.

The ivory kid leather features a charming chevron pattern of aqua gros grain ribbon appliquéd onto the toes. So simple and elegant, the geometric design foreshadows Deco modernism of the 1920s.

The shoes are lined with ivory kid. The soles are of leather. The edges are bound with beige silk. A bar shoe has a closed heel rather than an open heel. Our chic shoes make a fab fashion statement evocative of seductive 1930s style.

I recall seeing these wicked shoes on Holly Huntress, a 1930s movie femme fatale sitting alone at a table in the Club Chimera on a steamy Saturday night. Every guy in the joint was checking out those long legs of hers—and these sexy shoes!

The condition is very good. They appear fresh due to the forward looking design, even though they are slightly discolored.

The shoes are 10" long from heel to toe. The heel is 1" high.

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