World War II

World War II

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.

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Alberta 1940s Platform Shoes by Miss L Fire (Floral) -$70.00

Alberta 1940s Platform Shoes by Miss L Fire (Floral)

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..

$170.00 $100.00

Dolores 1940s Slingback Shoes by Royal Vintage (Brown)

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..

$150.00

Dolores 1940s Slingback Shoes by Royal Vintage (Green) -$50.00

Dolores 1940s Slingback Shoes by Royal Vintage (Green)

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..

$150.00 $100.00

Dolores 1940s Slingback Shoes by Royal Vintage (Green)(Imperfect) -$65.00

Dolores 1940s Slingback Shoes by Royal Vintage (Green)(Imperfect)

If a few small cosmetic flaws don't bother you, snag yourself a pair of Dolores in green alligator for a great deal. Imperfect shoes exhibit minor flaws and don't quite meet our strict quality standards. Flaws include rubs, bumps, scuffs, cuts, pebbling, discoloration, or dirty spots on the shoes. I..

$150.00 $85.00

Leaf 1940s Ankle Strap Pumps by Chelsea Crew (Black) -$25.00

Leaf 1940s Ankle Strap Pumps by Chelsea Crew (Black)

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..

$65.00 $40.00

Lila 1940s Platform Shoes by Miss L Fire (Black) -$45.00

Lila 1940s Platform Shoes by Miss L Fire (Black)

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 ..

$120.00 $75.00

Loraine 1940s Sandals by b.a.i.t. (Red -$35.00

Loraine 1940s Sandals by b.a.i.t. (Red

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..

$75.00 $40.00

Mandy Retro Mary Jane Shoes by Chelsea Crew (Black/White) -$22.00

Mandy Retro Mary Jane Shoes by Chelsea Crew (Black/White)

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..

$67.00 $45.00

Mandy Retro Mary Jane Shoes by Chelsea Crew (Tan) -$22.00

Mandy Retro Mary Jane Shoes by Chelsea Crew (Tan)

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...

$67.00 $45.00

Marilyn 1940s Pumps by Royal Vintage (Black) -$50.00

Marilyn 1940s Pumps by Royal Vintage (Black)

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..

$150.00 $100.00

Marilyn 1940s Pumps by Royal Vintage (Black)(Imperfect) -$65.00

Marilyn 1940s Pumps by Royal Vintage (Black)(Imperfect)

If a few small cosmetic flaws don't bother you, snag yourself a pair of Marilyn in black leather for a great deal. Imperfect shoes exhibit minor flaws and don't quite meet our strict quality standards. Flaws include rubs, bumps, scuffs, cuts, pebbling, discoloration, or dirty spots on the shoes. Imp..

$150.00 $85.00

Marilyn 1940s Pumps by Royal Vintage (Red)

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..

$150.00

Marilyn 1940s Pumps by Royal Vintage (Red)(Imperfect) -$30.00

Marilyn 1940s Pumps by Royal Vintage (Red)(Imperfect)

If a few small cosmetic flaws don't bother you, snag yourself a pair of Marilyn in red for a great deal. Imperfect shoes exhibit minor flaws and don't quite meet our strict quality standards. Flaws include rubs, bumps, scuffs, cuts, pebbling, discoloration, or dirty spots on the shoes. Imperfect sho..

$150.00 $120.00

Nita 1940s Ankle Strap Sandals by Royal Vintage (Black)

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..

$145.00

Nita 1940s Ankle Strap Sandals by Royal Vintage (Black)(Imperfect) -$30.00

Nita 1940s Ankle Strap Sandals by Royal Vintage (Black)(Imperfect)

If a few small cosmetic flaws don't bother you, snag yourself a pair of Nitas for a great deal. Imperfect shoes exhibit minor flaws and don't quite meet our strict quality standards. Flaws include rubs, bumps, scuffs, cuts, pebbling, discoloration, or dirty spots on the shoes. Imperfect shoes are st..

$145.00 $115.00

NOS 1930s Perforrated Peep Toe Pumps (White) -$55.00

NOS 1930s Perforrated Peep Toe Pumps (White)

A staple of the 1930s and 40s, these gorgeous perforrated Summer pumps are a delight. With criss-cross trim and tiny peep toes, these pumps feature a leather rosette with button detail, all-leather upper, and leather soles.MeasurementsInsole - 9.1" / 23 cmWidth - 2.8" / 7.1 cmHeel Height - 2.4" / 6 ..

$130.00 $75.00

NOS 1930s Suede Pumps with Bow by Townmode (Black) -$83.00

NOS 1930s Suede Pumps with Bow by Townmode (Black)

Stunningly sophisticated, these black true vintage pumps in suede feature a lacquered heel and jaunty grosgrain bow on the toe.MeasurementsInsole - 9.4" / 24 cmWidth - 2.7" / 6.8 cmHeel Height - 2.4" / 6 cmAbout New Old Stock (NOS)New Old Stock shoes have never been worn. They are true-vintage, in a..

$165.00 $82.00

NOS 1940s Fabric Slingbacks by Starlets (Black) -$50.00

NOS 1940s Fabric Slingbacks by Starlets (Black)

Cute as a button, these black serge slingbacks are ideal for casual 1940s events. With an adjustable strap and tiny peep toe, the low heel height and leather soles will keep you looking vintage chic all day and night.MeasurementsSize 6 AAInsole - 9.1" / 23 cmWidth - 3" / 7.6 cmHeel Height - 2" / 5 c..

$120.00 $70.00

NOS 1940s Suede Wedge Sandal by Flexe-Sole (Black) -$60.00

NOS 1940s Suede Wedge Sandal by Flexe-Sole (Black)

An interesting vintage design, these suede sandals are closed-toe but with a slingback and double bar strap vamp. With two adjustable straps on the heel and instep, the cute little wedge gives just enough lift for a flattering silhouette.MeasurementsInsole - 9.5" / 24.2 cmWidth - 3.14" / 8 cmHeel He..

$140.00 $80.00

NOS Vintage Fabric Sandals by Flexe-Sole (Black) -$50.00

NOS Vintage Fabric Sandals by Flexe-Sole (Black)

A cute original vintage sandal is a Summer must-have. These true vintage cuties in black fabric will go with everything.MeasurementsWidth - AAA (Extra NARROW)Heel Height - 2" / 5 cmAbout New Old Stock (NOS)New Old Stock shoes have never been worn. They are true-vintage, in as-new condition, with no ..

$120.00 $70.00

NOS Vintage Fabric Sandals by Flexe-Sole (Brown) -$50.00

NOS Vintage Fabric Sandals by Flexe-Sole (Brown)

A cute original vintage sandal will serve you well this Summer. These true vintage cuties in brown fabric will go with everything.MeasurementsWidth - AAA NARROWHeel Height - 2" / 5 cmAbout New Old Stock (NOS)New Old Stock shoes have never been worn. They are true-vintage, in as-new condition, with n..

$120.00 $70.00

Peggy 1940s Spectator Pumps by Royal Vintage (Black/White)

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 ..

$150.00

Peggy 1940s Spectator Pumps by Royal Vintage (Brown/White)

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..

$150.00

Petroleum Art Deco Booties by Aerosoles (Black) -$40.00

Petroleum Art Deco Booties by Aerosoles (Black)

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..

$80.00 $40.00

Petroleum Art Deco Booties by Aerosoles (Grey) -$40.00

Petroleum Art Deco Booties by Aerosoles (Grey)

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..

$80.00 $40.00

Sergi Vintage T-straps by Chelsea Crew (Gold)(Imperfect) -$33.00

Sergi Vintage T-straps by Chelsea Crew (Gold)(Imperfect)

If a few small cosmetic flaws don't bother you, snag yourself a pair of Sergis in gold for a great deal. Imperfect shoes exhibit minor flaws and don't quite meet our strict quality standards. Flaws include rubs, bumps, scuffs, cuts, pebbling, discoloration, or dirty spots on the shoes. Imperfect sho..

$68.00 $35.00