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Does anyone here at High Heel Place like the leather Oxford shoes as seen in photos from the 1950s?

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Whoa right, I do! Stillettos or chunky heels, low or high, leather or patent - count me in.

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Does anyone here at High Heel Place like the leather Oxford shoes as seen in photos from the 1950s?

Indeed yes; do you? do you have a point to make?

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I have a pair with a thicker heel and will probably get a pair with a stiletto heel at some point.

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Yes, I have a pair with a 4" high heel. They are very comfortable.

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No point to make; but yes, I think that the high-heeled leather Oxfords as seen in those photos from the 1950s were very nice.

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Yes I do like Oxford style shoes with a 3-4 inch heel, at the moment I don't own any but as soon as I find a good pair I will make a purchase.

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I think that heels of between 5 and 6 inches looks nice on a pair of Oxfords; but, that said, I am expecting someone else to do the wearing of them.

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i like oxfords a lot - own 3 pairs of them. and it seems like oxford style high heels become fameous again. at least you see a lot of different oxfords in various shoe-shops in the last few month.

here is a blogentry with a few pics of me wearing 6inch oxfords from pleaser:

http://higherheel.blogspot.com/2011/01/6inch-black-high-heels-and-black.html

You look absolutely stunning in those. I want to get myself some as well.

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I really like these, from Frye. They have a 4 1/2 in heel with a 1/2 in sole.Posted Image

You guys have all he luck we do not have them here and if I get them thre from you the postage is horendous.:smile:

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All the time - were them with long pant or jeans.... trying out the skirt look - instead of boots. see thread "skirting the envelope" in the guys forum.

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Does anyone here at High Heel Place like the leather Oxford shoes as seen in photos from the 1950s?

I am not certain that the answers given so far have taken proper account of the original question (as above). I suggest that respondents had in mind the fetish-style lace-up shoes with very high, thin heels (as worn by Bettie Page etc) - scarcely everyday wear. Leaving them aside, I cannot recall any Oxford-style women's shoes in the 1950s that had anything other than a cuban heel of around 3" maximum and a rounded or slightly tapered toe - essentially a man's shoe with a heel added and having an overtone of domination.

The latter was a very traditional and rather conservative shoe; one move away from the flat lace-ups that were still commonly worn by women of all ages in an everyday 'working' context. Cuban-heeled Oxfords (or courts) were popular with women who were unable or unwilling to adopt the less clumpy court styles that began to predominate from the mid-50s, especially after the stiletto came into vogue. Teachers, librarians, nurses and ordinary housewives often wore black or brown Oxfords like this; indeed it seemed an integral part of the uniform for the more senior nurses (sisters, matron) and some servicewomen.

Personally, I don't care for the Oxford style on men or women, with or without a heel of any type - principally because it reminds me of the drab pre-stiletto era. But I can see that an Oxford (or loafer) with a modest cuban heel is a good shoe for discreet male street-heeling and a pointed stiletto version can (like any stiletto) look good on a woman.

So, which of these 50s Oxfords did Leo have in mind - the 'housewife' or the 'pin-up'?

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I really like these, from Frye. They have a 4 1/2 in heel with a 1/2 in sole.Posted Image

Those are nice. And they look very comfortable, too.

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The "housewife pin-up" - as could be seen in John Willie's 'Bizarre', for example. Leo

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