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Red leather shoes

Red leather shoes
c.1915-1920. A stunning pair of red leather pumps with cut-out sides and little wood tipped ties on the arch. These are a lovely cherry red color and have 2 1/2" curvey Louis heels.
They have general wear and marks (brown age spotting and some scuffs) from age and use, and marks especially around the sole edge. A piece of the cutwork has torn on the inside of the right shoe and there is an very old repair done with old red thread binding the two edges together. They are still strong enough to wear and with proper polishing and leather care, will last another 100 years. The leather soles have wear typical of use.
They still have their original gold stamp of Debenham & Freebody, Wigmore Street and Welbeck Street (London). The department store is still around today but under the name Debenham's. The insides of the shoes are lined in grey leather, canvas with leather footbeds.
They measure 10 1/8" long and 3" wide although the lady that originally wore these had slightly wider feet and have spread over the sole. They would fit about a UK 5 1/2- 6 (US 7 1/2- 8) medium.
(Formerly L. Hidic)