I just love red shoes. They are like happiness for your feet.
Amazingly, I’ve owned very few red shoes, because the modern ones just aren’t as pretty as my historical ideals.
Want to see some of the ones I lust after?
This pair is darling, but so practical. If a modern shoe company came out with a replica, I would buy them in a heartbeat!
This pair may not be quite as practical, but, oh, that fabric!
And just imagine how gorgeous these shoes would have looked when worn, with the little tassel swaying jauntily with each step. Darling!
Actually, now that I think of it, that tassel and buckle is something I could do myself. I must make it happen!
I like the juxtaposition of the tasseled pair and this much more recent pair. I’d wear either in a heartbeat.
Speaking of red and black shoes, the next pair is more red than black, but I think we can agree they deserve to be featured. They are embroidered in strawberries after all!
Speaking of patterns, was I ever not going to like a shoe in red and gold with a Greek key variant?
The shape of the next shoe doesn’t make my heart flutter, but the overall effect does. Red stripes! Happiness!
I’ve shown these sandals before in my Regency sandal post, but they are too fantastic not to post again:
My late 1930s wardrobe is much sadder for not including these shoes:
And finally, for the most fabulously ridiculous pair of red shoes ever:
Do you like red shoes? Or do you subscribe to the idea that they are ‘common’? Which is your favourite?