I've been wearing my vintage snow boots all winter and now that spring is almost here, I'm excited to get into my wedges and pumps again. Although I'm an open-toe shoe kind of girl, there are still some occasions that call for a fab pair (or two...or three) of vintage style boots.
I am so excited to start my garden again, play in the rain with my little puddle ducks, go camping and romping through the meadow at my mom's house in the country.
Here's a collection of vintage inspired kicks for your muddy play days. Wear them with your overalls or pair them with a vintage dress for morning trips to the farmer's market and afternoon picnics by the river. When looking at all of these vintage boot ads, I was surprised at how some of these styles have only changed slightly through the decades! The original ads range from the 1930s to 1960s. The modern counterparts are all under $50- available from Tidestore
This ankle boot features a stacked heel, side zip and straps around the throat line. The original 1960s boot from Sears had a buckle accent. Also available in black and beige
This darling ankle boot has a low heel with a lightly curved silhouette. The original 1930s boot buttons at the side and was made in black or brown rubber. The modern boot laces up and is made of man-made PU. Also in brown and really killer red
A very modern looking boot that has continued in popularity is the ankle-height stacked heel with fold-over top. This original boot is from Firestone Footwear 1929 and like many shoes of the time, buttoned up the side.The modern boot laces up.
A staple shoe for many vintage girls is the oxford heel. This great shoe suits many eras and doesn't look out of place with modern fashions either. I love a durable, low-heeled oxford like this. Replace the utilitarian laces with ribbon to dress them up.
Who would have thought that knee-high boots were a thing for ladies in the 40s but here's our proof from Gaytees. The modern boot, in the same versatile brown has a low practical heel, buckle accents and zips up the side. See them in chocolate brown and black
Just when I thought that the knee-high 40s boot thing couldn't be more awesome, I spotted these 1940s knee high lace up boots from Sears. I love the black boot with brown laces. I will be re-creating this whole look at some point very soon! See the modern match-up here
Although winter is ending, most vintage loving ladies are always on the hunt for the perfect fur-trimmed boot for snowy days. I often wear mine in the early spring and fall too. Here's a very affordable high-heeled boot trimmed in faux fur. Although the shape and heel style isn't exactly like the original Gaytees, it's pretty darn close and a great buy at $36.99
For more vintage shoe inspiration, see my pinboard, "Window to the Sole"