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


You're purchasing vintage clothing which means our items are at least 30 years & older. Small flaws are to be expected. Please read all information & measurements carefully as ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Sold in as is condition. Items may be returned for STORE CREDIT ONLY. They must be in the mail within 3 days from your delivery date in same condition we sent them in & tags still attached.

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We ship worldwide. There's up to a 72 hour processing time after your order is placed, before it goes in the mail, even with Express. Please let us know if you need it soon. We ship insured & trackable USPS only. Credit cards: We ship to the billing name & address on the card only.

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Near Mint: No noted flaws
Excellent: Very few flaws which do not compromise the item, minor general wear.
Very Good: Minor flaws, repairable, wearable as is.
Good/Fair: Numerous noted flaws, some significant, possibly repairable/wearable.
As Is: A vintage piece damaged beyond repair with value as costume or for study."

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We accept foreign & domestic orders.
We offer Lay-A-Way.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover card, Paypal, Western Union, Money orders

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

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