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Offline LAVAGODDESSSS

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 09:19:33 AM »
The trend this year is thigh high boots in a variety of heel sizes. The next big trend is flat soled boots. That being said, there are a TON of sites with thigh high (or knee-high) flat soled boots out there.

Check out http://www.victoriassecret.com. Make sure to go through the coupon codes found at retailmenot.com and actually go THROUGH the website ebates.com to get a percentage back of your purchase (this isn't an ad, just some tips I've learned).

I just got four pairs of boots from VS that all will work for Ren fair, and I paid $150 for $600 worth of boots.

Right now they have 20% off and also a 'tiered' offer.

Just thought I'd share! They carry a ton of brands, and sometimes you can find some really nice stuff.

If anyone wants more info on how I save a ton of money online, without getting scammed (I've tried a ton being a web designer), let me know.
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2010, 12:28:31 PM »
For a look at authentic reproductions of historical women's footwear, please visit http://www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com.

Artist and historian George Stuart thoroughly researches and then cobbles the footwear for his exquisite Historical Figures creations. While the quarter life size boots, shoes and sandals won't fit you, they can be an excellent source of authentic designs.

About 30 of his most elegantly dressed women Figures are now on display at the Museum of Ventura County.

Very happy to pass on any questions or comments to Mr. Stuart.

Enjoy!
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Offline Rowanna

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2011, 08:47:51 PM »
Garb the World is now selling over 30 documented shoes for great prices, they are made by an artisan in Pakistan.  There are some shoes in stock, and ordering specific sizes and colors takes up to 2 months. But Tudor shoes are only $60! With hob nail construction.

http://www.garbtheworld.com/items/periodshoes.shtml

Offline ladycobbler

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2011, 10:28:20 AM »
Here's another for the list...

http://www.olderealmmocc.com


Offline Kate XXXXXX

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 04:29:07 AM »
I bought these recently:



Clarks Finest, £44.99, and free P&P. 

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2011, 06:23:35 PM »
Those are adorable Kate. Do you know the style name?

Offline Lady Renee Buchanan

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2011, 09:30:12 PM »
I just got a pair of Quest shoes from Heart & Sole.  They look like Mary Janes but have a fleur de lis type design on the front.  Aside from the fact that they are so pretty, they are just as comfortable as my ghillies from them. 

I wore them to work, because I couldn't wait till faire, and all I can say is "marshmellows."  Like your feet are surrounded by cushy softness.

And I got compliments from 3 people.  I told them these were hand made shoes, and their eyes just about popped out.  And then I shocked them by telling them the totally reasonable price, and it blew them away.

I love my Heart & Sole shoes.  The best I've ever worn, from my rotten, always hurting & sore feet.  Not with these.

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2011, 05:08:55 AM »
I just got a pair of Quest shoes from Heart & Sole.  They look like Mary Janes but have a fleur de lis type design on the front.  Aside from the fact that they are so pretty, they are just as comfortable as my ghillies from them. 

I wore them to work, because I couldn't wait till faire, and all I can say is "marshmellows."  Like your feet are surrounded by cushy softness.

And I got compliments from 3 people.  I told them these were hand made shoes, and their eyes just about popped out.  And then I shocked them by telling them the totally reasonable price, and it blew them away.

I love my Heart & Sole shoes.  The best I've ever worn, from my rotten, always hurting & sore feet.  Not with these.

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How did you acquire them? over the internet?
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Offline Lady Renee Buchanan

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2011, 06:49:00 AM »
Dona, they don't have a website.  You can renmail Lady Nicolette on the forum for more info.
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Offline LAVAGODDESSSS

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011, 07:26:03 PM »
For those of you who are looking for steampunk or more victorian wear (depending on your fest, I've seen one more encouraged) there are a lot of delightful choices now. They aren't the absolute best for walking everywhere, but some have a lower heel and are so lovely!

http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i16892.html

They have them in a bunch of colors AND they go up to size 11 (talls girls like me say yay to that). The other colors are at the bottom of the page, under the image. They are different versions of the boot.

They also have "edwardian" boots. The price isn't so bad, about $100 for a pair of quality leather boots, with a smallish heel. Lovely!


(On a side note, I LOVE this magazine, it has all sorts of neat things).
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Offline Stophle

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2011, 12:47:15 PM »
I have a pair of the Nativearth shoes that were previously mentioned and they are very comfortable.

http://www.nativearth.net/

I bought the court slippers with the Vibram sole at TRF a month ago or so and wore the shoes all day without my feet hurting. The only caveat is be careful with them because some dirt got into the shoes (as you would expect it to) and I wasn't wearing socks so I ended up with huge blisters on each heel. That was no fault of the shoes, just me not wearing any socks or hose with them as I should have.

The shoes are expensive, but if you are a regular faire-goer they are so worth the purchase. I was wearing a pair of Steve Madden shoes I bought ages ago that, while they looked alright, after a few hours my feet were killing me. That didn't happen with the Nativearth shoes.  :)

Offline QEliz

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2012, 12:35:39 AM »
Hello!

I'm just starting an online shoe business with a focus on historical and steampunk fashions.  Eventually it will include handmade replicas, but for right now it's only commercially available footwear.  Also, the website isn't retail-ready yet so product offerings are currently by newsletter or email only.  

If you want to sign up for the newsletter follow the link below.  If you're interested ONLY in what specific footwear I can find for your needs, use the link below and click on "contact us" to send me a message with a description of what you're looking for.  I'll do my best to find it!

http://thecordwainersapprentice.onlybusiness.com

Thanks!

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Offline FoxFire

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2013, 10:56:56 PM »
Today I purchased a pair of mary jane style shoes from New Balance, of all places. They have the same footbed as their sneakers so they are uber comfortable. They are available in multiplevwidths and start at a size 5. Also, they are real leather, and come in brown and black. They were a bit pricey for my taste, but well worth it if they will save my feet at faire, and still well under the cost of the handmade knee high boots I *really* want. These are my compromise shoes until I save up for the boots.

Offline Elennare

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2013, 10:44:26 AM »
Was looking for some shoes at DSW the other day and came across these:
http://www.dsw.com/shoe/blowfish+dolly+flat?prodId=272817&productRef=SEARCH

They weren't at all what I was looking for, but they'd probably work pretty well for a ren costume.  They seemed pretty comfortable, too.  I probably would have bought them just cuz if I had more money. :)

Don't know how long they'll carry them, but if you need some shoes, might be worth a shot.
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Offline Rani Zemirah

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for women
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2015, 05:17:29 PM »
I just ran across this Etsy store that looks promising, so I thought I would revive this thread with a new link!  At least, I hope it's a new one, and not one already posted...  :)  The shoes are gorgeous, and the reviews seem genuine and absolutely satisfied with the product.  They are not custom made, but they are made to size, and if I had the ready cash I would definitely try a pair!  There are several different styles, also.  Worth the look, at least...  :) 


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