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Shoes During the 1920s

During the 1920s, everyone was enjoying their life just after the infamous World War I. Women in the other hand started to become rebellious, in such ways on how they wear their clothes, how they apply their makeup, wearing of various accessories, and even designs of their shoes. Shoes during the 1920s were not only worn for how they will look with their clothes. Even though the design of women’s shoes during the 1920s were important, shoes’ major use is to keep the wearer’s feet protected, warm, and dry all at the same time.

1920’s Shoes: Toe and Back Portions of Shoes

One distinct design of shoes from the 1920s was the rounded toe design and not the pointed toe design. However, even though rounded toes were in during the 1920s, there were still shoes who have pointed toes. Toe portions of shoes from the 1920s were usually close and not peep toes. For the back portion of the shoes, it was usually closed and not slingback. Slingback shoes and peep toes shoes did not come into fashion until the early 1930s.

1920’s Shoes: Heels

Shoes During the 1920s

There are generally 3 different types of heels that were used during the 1920s, namely the Louis heels, the Boulevard heels, and the Cuban heels. During the 1920s, when women attend evening events, they usually wear evening shoes with Louis heels, which are curved. Louis heels are commonly seen in pointed toes shoes and rose 2 inches to 2 ½ inches high. During the later years of the 1920s, boulevard heels were starting to be loved by women. Boulevard heels when compared to Louis heels are straighter, however, boulevard heels are still rounded. Boulevard heels can rise up to 3 inches high. For everyday use, women only wear shoes with sensible heels that only has 1 inch of heel.

1920’s Shoes: Shoe Straps

There was no distinct single strap style of shoes during the 1920s. Straps of shoes from the 1920s will greatly depend on the shoe style. For the famous Mary Jane shoes from the 1920s, straps were wrapped around the ankle or across on the top portion of the foot. For straps of t-bar shoes, the strap will start from the wearer’s toe and it will the strap at the ankle, which will form a T, that is why the shoe is call as t-bar shoes.