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The History of Saddle Shoes

In the first half of the 20th century, there may have been no article of clothing more well regarded for its performance and signature design than the saddle shoe. Initially developed as a sporting shoe, the saddle shoe, or saddle oxford, rose to a Hollywood level of popularity with widespread appeal. By the height of …

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Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing Shoe Polish

My brother recently found an antique Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing Shoe Polish bottle (shown below) that dates back to the late 1800’s. Click here to read the story behind it’s discovery (and what it’s worth today).  The following ad for Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing was published in Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine back in 1891. Source. …

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Shoes in the News: July ’14 Edition

Check out some awesome retro footwear advertisements like the one show above on the Flashbak website: Vintage Footwear Adverts Unlaced. There is a “Sole Obsession” exhibit at a museum in Auburn, Washington that features 100 years of shoes that women love but don’t always wear. TribLive interviews women that have are having a love affair …

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