July 1926 – Glamourdaze review of 1920s shoe fashions –
When King Soloman remarked in an outburst of enthusiasm, “How beautiful are thy feet,O queen!” the lady in question must have been wearing an unusually attractive pair of sandals that evening! It takes pretty feet, of course, to give distinction to pretty shoes, but the right shoe can add charm to a foot which, if improperly shod, might pass unnoticed.
Our photographer has captured some of the twinkling feet of the stars at rest, and we present these pictures to you to guide and govern your choice in making your selection of stylish footwear for the 1920s.
They show individuality, style and beauty – and, above all, taste and careful thought. They also demonstrate that while style is all important, so too is comfort.
1,2,3 – from left to right, Julia Faye‘s cinnamon brown kids are finished with the fashionable cut steel buckle and champagne heels. For Estelle Taylor – black patent leather pumps, round French toes, and medium French heel. Practical and very pretty! Viola Dana‘s street shoes attract the discerning eye. White kid, with conventional flower outwork and low French heel.
4,5 – left to right, Colleen Moore‘s favorite “comfort” shoe – brown suade sandal with medium heels. And next are Constance Talmadge‘s grey suade walking pumps, with dark brown leather straps. Elastic inset holds the shoe tight across the instep.
6,7 – left to right, French walking slippers for Lois Wilson; beige kid trimmed with straps of coffee kid. Smart black patent leather pumps made especially for Corinne Griffith‘s dainty feet. Simple but perfect lines and cut steel buckles suggest distinction.
8,9 -left to right, Pearl grey suede walking shoes with French heels and art perforations – this is the first choice of the petite and diminutive Vera Reynolds. Finally – an evening slipper of rose and brocade was made especially for Mae Murray. Not only is it stylish but Miss Murray finds it comfortable too.