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
|Length, heel to toe, inside||10"||25.25|
|Width across widest part of sole||3.25"||8.25|
|Height of platform||0.25"||1|
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.