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Vintage 60s Metallic Gold & Pink Paisley Leather High Heel Shoes, Gainsborough Miami, US 8N

Vintage 60s Metallic Gold & Pink Paisley Leather High Heel Shoes, Gainsborough Miami, US 8N

Ah, Gainsborough shoes - you'll have a little bit of Miami in your step whenever and wherever you wear them! These are vintage 60s high heel dance or cocktail shoes made by Gainsborough Shoes Miami. They have a closed, pointed toe, a leather sole and insole with gold embossed printing. There are woven leather cut-work designs all along the sides and vamp, a flat amber coloured rhinestone/bead detail at the vamp, and a slightly pearlized almond body with white panels, which are printed (not embossed - painted) with a paisley design in copper, colored with pale pink, blue, and yellow detail.

As our friend Jonathan Walford's post best explains about Gainsborough shoes:

"Reader ‘Sandra’ very kindly added a link to a 1949 article she discovered that gave a little bit more information. Jack Rimler was the creator and designer of Gainsborough shoes. The shop apparently had a leopard decorated salon, and his shoes started at around $37.50 – not inexpensive. The writer asked Rimler if he thought his shoes were in good taste – to which Rimler said he considered himself one of the few who had dared to give a ‘new look’ to shoe fashions and that many of today’s better shoe salons were lacking fashion foresight. In his opinion, his shoes were as much a part of the high fashion scene as Christian Dior. “I do not create for the housewife, the rural country club woman nor the average woman who boasts only one pair of dress shoes.” The article then takes a bizarre turn regarding the morals of the women who wear his shoes – I think that’s 1949 for ‘your shoes look like they were made for a hooker’ which Rimler refuses to discuss. The writer of the article concludes that although his shoes may not be in the best of taste, that they are beautifully made of the finest materials."

Size: 8 US/Canada Euro 38-39 UK6
NOTE: Size labels change over time. Please measure your foot for best fit!

✂--- Allow for some ease.
Heel: 3 3/4" (9.5 cm)
Length along the outside from toe to heel: 10" (25.3 cm)
Length measured on inside of shoe: 10 1/4" (26 cm)
Width: 3" (7.6 cm) (bottom sole measured) approximately: 2 7/8" ((7.5 cm) inside

Handwritten inside: 8N 5149 (Original writing) Also, IDC 60s 2-1-6-10-2-34 - these are being deaccessioned from our movie wardrobe rental collection.

LABEL: "ce qui se porte" "Gainsborough" "670 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FLA" and "Lill Last"


.8 kg

Good, and pretty good for having been worn and enjoyed. The stones may be replaceable; there are scuffs and creases due to wear. It's nice that they were enjoyed! Everything is shown clearly in the images.

➵ Scuffing on the soles from exterior wear
➵ Some damage due to wear: toes scuffed, some amber stones missing and insoles show wear
This item is sold AS IS, and the price reflects the condition.

Please do write with any questions or concerns.
Regular price $170.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $170.00 USD
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