Women's 40s Platform Heels Vintage Black Reptile Peep Toe Ankle Strap VFG Laird Schober

A killer pair of 1940s peeptoe platform heels! They feature a thin platform and a wrapped toebox, slightly squared at the toe, with open triangle sides. The ankle straps buckle in front, and have sturdy elastic at the back for more comfortable fit. I love the addition of a small strip of sturdier leather over the reptile strap where the buckle fastens to protect from excess wear and tear. The heel is sturdy but with a graceful curve.

SIZE: Labeled size 8AA

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Length, heel to toe, inside 10" 25.25
Width across widest part of sole 3.25" 8.25
Height of platform 0.25" 1
Heel height 3.5" 8.75

MATERIALS/COLORS: The uppers are done in shiny black lizard, lined with soft taupe leather. The outer sole is tan colored leather.

MAKER: Laird Schober & Co. imprinted in gold on right insole, and Laird Schober's logo with a rampant lion embossed into the outer sole on the shank. Left insole has an imprint from the original store, Napier, Minneapolis

CONDITION: No issues noted.

Laird Schober originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1870, and continued making shoes until 1965. They were known for being expensive but very high quality, winning a grand prize at the Paris Exposition, an Excellence award from the Franklin Institute, and collaborating with Elsa Schiaparelli.