Posh Girl Vintage

1940's Carved Wooden Platform Philippines Shoes

We love these vintage women's 1940's shoes / heels. The heel & platform is made of hand painted carved wood, the fabric is royal blue velvet embellished with embroidery. After World War II, American GIs returned from the Philippines with these shoes as gifts for their girlfriends and wives. Each “souvenir shoe” contained a miniature scene inside its wooden heel.  It says "Philippines" painted on the sole along with flowers. The bottom of the shoe is unpainted wood... No rubber. These vintage women's shoes are very collectible & not too common in this great condition. We have another pair coming soon that are slightly different with black velvet.

Condition Details: No holes or stains. Minimal wear. The only problem is there are no holes in the straps for the buckle, you may need to punch one in. One shoe has a scuff mark on the velvet heel strap. Color is rich & deep. Very sturdy.

Label: No markings other than the painting

Size: Aprox. a modern US 6 - We tried these on a size 6 foot & they fit like a glove.

Width: Wood is 3" - Fabric is a bit wider 3.5"

Heel: a bit higher than 2.5"

Total length: 9" heel to toe - inside

  • Item #: A254
  • Era: 1940's
  • Size: Medium
  • Condition: Better Than Excellent
  • Fabric: Wood & Velvet

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