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Similar shoes found in Woman's Home Companion, September, 1935. The 1941-42 fall-winter Sears Roebuck and Co. catalog had a similar shoe described as "classic gypsy". It was
not at all uncommon for the style to be set by the more expensive brands, copied and duplicated by mass suppliers in the following years at a much reduced price.
- closed toes
- shoe string ties
- perforation decorations
- 1 3/4" heel
- stable and durable
- called "oxford"
As shoes advanced into the mid and late 1940's, popular features were open toes, no shoe string ties, less a shoe and more a slipper in appearance. Perhaps more for fashion than for durability. This particular style of shoe would be worn for day (practical) wear and not evening wear.
This particular pair of shoes has a patent no. 2.021.729 stamped in the inside. Further research on the patent could provide additional information.
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