16.4.09

Etsy Shoe Showdown: Volume Spring Sandals

Spending the last couple of days in bed, on prescription drugs, gave me a lot of time to ponder. It also gave me a lot of time to go internet shopping. Most of all, it gave me plenty of time to ponder why I can't afford to be going internet shopping--for myself that is. So instead I went internet shopping FOR YOU!

Apparently, in some parts of the country, it's Spring. In these places, people's feets are crying out to be freed from their shackles. In an effort to fight foot cruelty everywhere, I combed the darkest corners of Etsy to provide you with a round-up of the best and the brightest vintage sandals currently for sale.

Category 1: That '70's Shoe

I don't know about you, but basically all I want to wear this summer are badass platforms and wedges. I blame Charles Anastase.

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(wood & leather platforms from traven7, size 7)

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(California Dream Sandals from Dewberry Vintage, size 6)

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(Vino Platforms from Allen Company INC, size 7)

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(Cloth and mesh from Kites and Kaleidoscope Vintage, size 6.5/7)

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(HOLY GOD IF YOU HAVE SIZE 6 FEET WHY DO YOU NOT ALREADY OWN THESE??? from Buttons 'n Such)

Category 2: Take it Down a Notch

Still killer, but not in the "it might actually kill you to wear these all day" sort of sense.

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(Ribcage Peeptoes from revivalhouse, size 6)


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(Studded sandals from Rare Treasure, see measurements)

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(Leather Clarks from snappyfishvintage, size 9)

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(Gummy soles from Renouveau Vintage, size 10. these remind me of the Dansko Clogs with which I have a years-long love/hate relationship. Rachel knows what I mean.)


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(Cutout sandals from MariesVintage, size 9)

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(Navy women heels from FancyLucky Vintage, size 8.5)

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(Woodstock from BaitShackBoutique, size 6.5)

Category 3: Flats

How to not take any chances, and make it look goooood.

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(Fringed Ferragamos from splendidred, size 7)

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(Oh hai, perfect gladiators from Skinny and Bernie, size 5.5/6)

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(9West flats from PonyGirlLove, size 6.5/7)

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(Snakeskin from VintageShoesNBoots, size 7)

Category 3: Wild Cards

I saved the best for last!

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(Fuschia lace-ups from Haleah Jet, size 7.5)

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(Summer sandals from thisyearsmodel, size 8.5)

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(Red Hushpuppies from Eclecticas, size 7/7.5)

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(Dude...they come in PURPLE??? from pretty swank, size 5...I think?)

Um, ok...I...think I need to go take a disco nap!

12 comments:

sabertooth said...

two wordz-holay molllaaaayy!

camille said...

bahhh just when i'd found the perfect sandals for summer you go and make this post!

camille said...

*when i'd thought i found
apparently i was so excited by all these lovely shoes that i skipped over a couple words.

Annabel said...

ack, i want platforms really badly as well!! i think i might just go ahead and buy the gap ones that are out now. i also found these awesomely 70s-esque miu miu ones on ebay but sadly they are out of my price range :/

corrie said...

on damn you read my mind. i just did the same masochistic activity the other day and posted a bunch of shoes. i wish etsy ran on a barter system.

i'm damn near buying the one's from "thisyearsmodel" but my bank account says noooostopppp.

Lady C said...

wow thank you so much i just discovered another world of vintage on etsy. my overdraft hates you though. just so you know, avoid him, he's mean.

Suzy said...

wow. that was exhilarating!

though i've never been a wearer of platforms (i have the weakest ankles and those shoes are always so heavy), you are upping my appreciation of how damn sexy they can be.

leila wylie said...

I have never in my life wanted to wear platforms before looking at these pictures, especially the yellow ones. This has changed me.

Anonymous said...

oh wow! hahaha. I scored those 'thisyearsmodel' sandals from my mothers closet last summer. :)

anna said...

omg... fuschia lace-ups be mineeeee! Why am I not a 7.5? :(

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

thanks for shopping for me. :-)

Caitlin said...

ahhh those allen company shoes are insane! i am kind of glad i am not a size 7 but because i cant afford to be 65 dollars poorer and i feel like i neeeed them