40swedgesThe platform is big news as far as current fashion trends are concerned, but vintage enthusiasts will know that the shoe was already hugely popular during the late Thirties and Forties. While they add the required amount of height, platforms are relatively easy to walk in and work for both daytime and evening wear. So here we have five pairs of amazing vintage Forties platforms all available to buy online right now.

Grey peep toes

These grey vintage Forties platforms were manufactured in Germany – labelled Hollywood Handarbeit – and are made of grey buckskin leather. We just love the peep toe, cut-out pattern and gorgeous one-inch platform.

The shoes are in good vintage-condition with very few damages.

Size: Possibly EU 36 / US 6 / UK 4. Please check the measures and compare with your shoes.
Insole length: almost 23 cm, 9″
Width: 7 cm, 2 7/8 ” Medium width
Heel 11 cm, 4 3/8″
Platform: 2 cm, 3/4″  (plus sole: 0,5 cm, 1/4″)

Buy them here for $229.00


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One Response

  1. BetaHeartsBeta

    Those second, brown ones are perfect. I imagine them with button up pastel silk tea dress from 30s/40s, ohhh.
    Its so rare you come across 40s shoes which could fit contemporar feet, oh. I own an online vintage shop and so far found just two pairs (unfortunately, both were too small for my anyways) after desperate searching.