1939: Shoes by Steven Arpad Amanda July 2, 2011 1930-1939, Fashion & beauty 25 CommentsFavourited 1211 times Add to favourites 25 Responses AsMaSc July 2, 2011 Wow, looks like they were ahead of their time a bit, Quite nice! I’d totally wear most of those! Reply Lindsay July 2, 2011 #6 and #12 make me drool. Want! :} Reply Jane August 10, 2011 Lady GaGa is a retronaut!!! Reply Jinx September 8, 2011 #6 is AMAZING! Some of these I think I’ve seen in stores, and others SHOULD be! Interesting Deco influence on a few of these, very neat! Reply Catherine Wright January 26, 2012 Makes me think hard about how fashion might have developed if WW2 had not happened. It has taken us *years* to get back to this point. Reply caroline wallenberg January 31, 2012 I appreciate the designs and especially the heights of the heels= not rocket high, just attractive and walkable! Reply Gloria Vassy February 7, 2012 This just shows that NOTHING is new in fashion. Reply CatM February 18, 2012 Some of these are a little disturbing. Reply lason March 24, 2012 FANTASTIC. I love all those shoes! Thanks for sharing!! Reply itzel April 11, 2012 This shoes are super similar to modern designs by Jeffrey Campbell, now I know where he got his “inspiration” from. Reply John April 13, 2012 What an ugly (for the most part) collection of shoes! Reply redwoods April 14, 2012 Very intriguing! Thank you for the brain-food. The sculptural shapes of these are gorgeous. Reply Linda Nash April 15, 2012 These pictures are amazing. Easy to see where some of the designs have come from these days. Definitely a work of art with some of them and not to be walked in!! Reply Emma April 16, 2012 I totally agree with the comparison to Jeffrey Campbell! These are so perfect. Reply Norm Breyfogle April 26, 2012 Are all those shoes designed to make it difficult for women to run away? Reply Kate May 22, 2012 YSL actually designed a shoe that premiered in Fall 2012 that looks a LOT like #6. Now I see where the inspiration came from. Reply Kate May 22, 2012 That was meant to say fall 2011 Reply Blogovod May 24, 2012 Excellent photo and shoes perfectly preserved! Reply Darleene June 1, 2012 You can tell that these people lived in an age where it was necessary to actuall “walk”. Fantastic creativity and comfort – who could ask for more. Thanks so much for posting this!! Reply Nicola June 23, 2012 These are interesting, but it’s a pretty ugly shoe collection! Reply soraya July 4, 2012 some are so whacky and odd but others are definitely wearable to this day and none are any weirder than what some Rodeo Drive spots offer…. The 6th one down takes the cake for sheer sculpurality! Reply Holly July 14, 2012 Both 6th and 11th ones down are insanely attractive! I don’t think I’d look at all out of place in Number 11. However, number 12 looks painful and number 17 looks like a pair of shoes my Nan owns! Reply FYI July 24, 2012 Platform shoes actually came about back when the streets were dirty & full of things you definitely didn’t want your feet touching. Back before all the paved roads and sewer systems. Very interesting! Reply zalone July 25, 2012 On ne vois jamais ce genre de chaussures dans la rue!. Reply Jim August 30, 2012 just like todays shoes – some are very attractive and a couple of them are a bit odd. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.