Vintage 1920s Flapper Shoes Canvas & Leather with Box Smart Step Canada Sz Small
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a wonderful 1920s era pair of shoes made of white canvas fabric with black leather trim and leather soles. They are made in a “Mary Jane” style, with a pointy toe box with rounded end. The shoes are secured on the foot with a strap that closes with a button. The soles are stamped “Smart Step Made in Canada” and the shoes still are accompanied by their original box, although the model number shown is different from the interior shoe stamp.
Age: mid 1920s (1923-1927)
Insole stamp: Smart Step Footwear
Sizing: The shoes are unmarked as to size as far as I can tell - being older shoes they are quite small, but please rely on the following measurements for fit. The insoles measure 8 5/8” from the tip of the toe to the very back of the insole but you would need to take the pointy toe into consideration. The soles measure 2 3/4” in width at the widest and 9 3/8” in length. The heels measure 1” in height.
Condition: These are in very good condition, especially for shoes of their age. The soles demonstrate only slight wear, consistent with some use, and the uppers and insoles have some slight soiling, including a small rust spot caused by the button shank, not seen when the strap is done up, but I would say that these look better than represented in the photos. The box does have some wear and seam splits, but it’s amazing that the box is still present.
This is a fabulous pair of vintage 1920s shoes, rarely seen,…..wonderful collectible pair of shoes that would make great display items!