vintage style shoe shopping guide

For the ladies across the pond, disappointed that Amerimark doesn't ship to you, here's my UK version of yesterday's post- all shoes under £50, from JD Williams. Like Amerimark, these shoes are also built to be as comfortable as they are cute.

 They had some really fantastic shoes that were just over my £50 budget so do check the site (especially the court shoes section) for more drool-worthy shoes. Thank you to Landgirl 1980 for inspiring this post!

Simply Be Flower Courts T Strap Pump

You can't go wrong with a simple pair of black t strap pumps. From the 20's-60's, they go with everything!
The original vintage shoe is from Ginger Root Vintage. Our modern shoe has a pretty frilled embellishment, comfortable low heel and silver trim along the edges.
Modern Version £30

Heavenly Soles Maryjane

This original 1940's shoe ad, via American Duchess features mary jane pumps with a wide strap and large buckle, trimmed in what appears to be alligator skin. The modern version, without lizard skin but just as versatile comes in black and tan.
Modern Version  £30

Stacked Heel Deco Pump from Clarks
from a 1920's shoe ad from Lea1285
 a strappy pump with a stacked heel. The 1920's shoe has a lower heel and thinner strap. The modern shoe comes in black patent and navy.
Modern Version   £49

 Simple Be Maryjane Block Heel Court Shoe
The original 50's-60's mary janes from Gazebo Tree on etsy
Our modern day shoe has the same shape with a slightly chunkier heel and red patent finish. So cute!
Modern Version £32

Manfield T-Bar Pump
This original late 30's shoe ad, also from American Duchess has a higher heel than the modern version, with a squared  toe. The modern shoe still features adorable trim and comes in light blue, red, tan and camel.
Modern Version £20 on sale

Viva La Diva lace-up bootie 
An oxford boot is a must have for winter. Our modern version is very simple but you can take a hint from the vintage advertisement (via My Vintage Vogue)  and embellish it with pretty laces, tassels, fringe, etc.
Modern Version £30

Emotion Fringe Loafers
Movie stars like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn brought the simple loafer or flat shoe to a new level in the 50's.  These adorable fringe loafers in black tan and wine (pictured) are just the thing for a long walk or bike ride. The tassels add a classic touch.
Modern Version £40

EasyStep Trouser Boots
A great little boot for winter wear, with a stacked low heel and side button closure. This classic boot is very reminiscent of some of the styles in this 1930's Gaytees ad. I would be very tempted to trim them in faux fur, wouldn't you?
Modern Version  £40

 Lotus Adelphi Court Shoe
What a great find in this strappy 20's style pump. Tie it up with a ribbon instead of a thin lacing and you'll have a gorgeous shoe, very similar to the one in the advertisement.
Modern Version £40

Hush Puppies MORAG Court Shoe
The original 1920's shoe featured on at $200 have a pointier toe than the modern version but the all black is more practical than the original's colorful lame inserts.
Modern Version  £40 on sale

*Va-Voom Vintage is not affiliated with JD Williams, I just think they have cute shoes! *