We love this pair of vintage red snakeskin shoes by the quality shoe makers I. Miller.
These have flirty open toes as well as an open criss-cross design with an angled "bow" across the vamp. They have square-ish heels, about 1" by 1" and 4" high (32/8 in shoe terms) dating them to the very late 1930s, into the 1940s.
They measure 3" across the ball of the foot, and 9.5" from toe to heel.
These are sling-backs, with a 5/8" wide ankle strap and 3/4" wide buckle.
These are stamped in gold: "I. MILLER Beautiful Shoes" on the right, and "I. MILLER Michigan Blvd. CHICAGO" on the left.
Also, hand-written on the inside of the ankle strap on each one are the numbers: "6 1/2 //384 472-998 739591"
Excellent condition: these are completely sturdy, and are perfectly wearable; however, we hope that when a fabulous shoe has made it this long and looks this good that it be cherished as a collector piece, or to be used for study, inspiration, or for display. The decision of the future of these beautiful shoes, of course, is up to the buyer.
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