Every so often, I'd do a search for vintage reproduction shoes, but come up empty. After much disappointment, I even started looking for custom shoes, but still couldn't find what I wanted. Then one day I stumbled across A Vintage Sole. They have a large stock of shoes dating from the 1930s to the 1970s. They have various sizes, and best of all they are all brand new!
It took me a few days to decide which pair of shoes I wanted to order first. I settled on the Speedwell. The customer service was fantastic. After I ordered them, I checked the tracking number every day, anxiously checking how far they had traveled in the prior 24 hours. After a couple days trouble with Fed Ex, they finally arrived. I immediately fell in love with them.
I have never owned a brand new pair of vintage shoes. To me, they fit unlike modern shoes. The soles are a bit stiffer, but the toe box is roomier than modern shoes. I stood and walked in them all day without the always present toe rubbing I get in my other shoes. The ones I chose have a lower heel, which probably helped my feet from not hurting, but I believe that most of this is due to the quality of vintage shoes.
Nothing puts together an outfit like the right shoe!
And... yes, in case you haven't notice, I have new hair.