During World War II, women's shoes were chunky, practical, but also stylish. With rationing restrictions, women's World War II shoes were limited in materials, heel heights, and decoration. Shoemakers got creative with material substitutes and decoration, using cork, cardboard, stitching, cutouts, elastics, and other more available components to maintain beautiful silhouettes while supporting the war effort.
The 1940s were all about incredible platform shoes. The Alberta platforms are stunningly ornate, paying homage to Carmen Miranda and the 1940s interest in exotic locales and motifs. With unique metallic-printed suede, leather lining, and tall but sturdy platform heel, the Alberta shoes certainly mak..
Dolores 1940s Slingback Platform Shoes are wonderfully iconic 1940s shoes. With the platform, chunky '40s heel, peep toes, and slingback strap, these gorgeous faux-alligator sandals pay homage to the glamorous era of their namesake Dolores del Rio. Made of calf leather stamped in an alligator patter..
Dolores 1940s Slingback Platform Shoes are an iconic 1940s style - the platform slingback - paying homage to the glamorous era of Dolores del Rio, Rita Hayworth, and Katharine Hepburn. The Dolores Slingbacks are made of real leather stamped in a faux alligator pattern, lined in leather, and soled in..
A great 1940s style wedge is a staple of any retro wardrobe. Practical and period-perfect, women in the 1940s favored wedges for their comfort and style. The Kiki 1940s wedges are fabulous reproduction shoes made of vegan faux leather in a beautiful mustard yellow. The 2" wedge heel is chunky and ea..
Elegant shoes are the essential accessory to set off the perfect 1940s outfit. Ankle straps were highly popular in the '40s, and are the perfect touch for giving a retro vibe to even modern attire. Our beautiful Leaf '40s ankle strap shoes offer a beautiful profile combined with great balance, comfo..
Glamorous ankle strap pumps are an iconic style of the 1940s. In sophisticated burgundy microsuede and featuring scalloped detailing on the vamp, the Leaf peep toe shoes will lend that subtle style and pop of color to both day and evening '40s ensembles.Leaf also comes in black microsuede...
The 1940s were characterized by platform shoes, often in black with bold accents like rhinestones and studs. The Lila platforms are the very essence of 1940s pinup chic, with an all-in-one 1.5 inch platform* and 4.5 inch heel decorated with tiny metallic studs. Pair these stunners with both evening ..
A bit va-voom is all it takes to give that extra something to your 1940s bombshell look. The Lola pumps in sparkling gold embody that Marilyn Monroe essence, featuring a shimmering gold fabric upper, flattering peep toe, 3.625" heel, and the iconic '40s ankle strap. Light, low-profile, and sexy..
Our cute Loraine 1940s sandals are the perfect addition to your 40s inspired wardrobe. Made of vegan leather in bright cherry red, these beautiful platform sandals shout Summer and will pair perfectly with warm-weather outfits. The Loraine 1940s sandals have a 4" heel with a 0.5" platform (feels lik..
Mandy Retro Mary Janes give you the best bang for your footwear buck with amazing retro styling in eyecatching black and white spectator design. With a wide, adjustable strap, fancy brogue cutouts, and a sturdy welted sole, the Mandy Retro Mary Jane are an excellent all-season shoe for retro, vintag..
Mandy Retro Mary Janes are full of lovely retro styling in a beautiful brogued spectator design. With a wide, adjustable strap, fancy detailing on the toe and heel, and a sturdy welted sole, the Mandy Retro Mary Jane are an excellent all-season shoe for retro, vintage, and modern outfits...
Marilyn 1940s Pumps are beautiful and curvaceous, just like their namesake Marilyn Monroe. Sexy and sophisticated, the Marilyn pumps feature a round toe, original 1940s heel, and sweetheart vamp, all creating a beautiful line for the legs. Perfect for every gal from bombshell to librarian, the Maril..
Just like their namesake, the Marilyn pumps are sophisticated and sexy. These beauties are so much more than your everday heels! With a curvy design, round toe, and original 1940s heel, the Marilyn pumps complement the curves of the legs. Great for all ladies from bombshells to librarians, the Maril..
Nita 1940s Ankle Strap Sandals define the 1940s like no other style. The Nita sandals are faithful reproductions patterned directly from original 1940s shoes. With butter-soft suede leather, leather lining, and non-slip rubber soling, the Nitas Ankle Straps are a d'orsay with an adjustable strap and..
Peggy 1940s Spectator Pumps in Black/White have 1940s style in spades. Designed directly from original vintage shoes, the black and white Peggy wingtips are made of top quality leather with a non-slip rubber sole, arch support, and a 3" heel straight off an original 1940s shoe. The Peggy is perfect ..
Peggy 1940s Spectator Pumps in Brown/White are quintessentially 1940s. Designed from original vintage shoes, the all-leather Peggy features wingtip styling with subtle broguing in rich brown and bright white, with a high vamp, round toe, and three inch '40s cuban heel. The two-tone Peggy goes with j..
Vintage catalogs are full of beautiful shoes with interesting details. These Art Deco elements are brought back to life in the interesting lattice design on the vamp of the Petroleum Art Deco Booties by Aerosoles. The arresting vamp, round toes, and beautiful grey microsuede combine to make the Petr..
Vintage catalogs are full of beautiful shoes with interesting details. These Art Deco elements are brought back to life in the interesting "cage" design on the vamp of the Petroleum Art Deco Booties by Aerosoles. The arresting vamp, round toes, and beautiful grey microsuede combine to make the Petro..
The flirty fun of the 1920s and the sultry glamour of the 1930s is perfectly exhibited in the gorgeous Sergi Vintage T-Strap Shoes in a soft metallic gold. With stunning strapwork on the toes and the easy fit and adjustability of the t-strap with buckle closure, the Sergi vintage shoes will ca..