Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing Shoe Polish

Frank Miller's Crown Dressing Shoe Polish Vintage

My brother recently found an antique Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing Shoe Polish bottle (shown below) that dates back to the late 1800's. Click here to read the story behind it's discovery (and what it's worth today).  The following ad for Frank Miller's Crown Dressing was published in Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine back in 1891. Source. Frank Miller's Crown Dressing for Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes - Invaluable for restoring to their original beauty and finish Ladies' … [Read more...]

Shoes in the News: July ’14 Edition

Bare Traps Vintage Clogs Advertisement

Check out some awesome retro footwear advertisements like the one show above on the Flashbak website: Vintage Footwear Adverts Unlaced. There is a "Sole Obsession" exhibit at a museum in Auburn, Washington that features 100 years of shoes that women love but don't always wear. TribLive interviews women that have are having a love affair with shoes, while FashionTribes.com shares how shoes are collector's items: Stimulate Your C-Spot with Your Fashion Footwear Fetish. The check out Whoopi … [Read more...]

Complete a Classic Wedding Ensemble with Vintage Shoes

Vintage Wedding Shoes

When it comes to you wedding day you should never forget the classic, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Here we take a look at the old. Just because something looks as though it has been transported from the past doesn't necessarily mean it's out of fashion. Take for example the popularity of wedding themes, inspired by the previous eras. Wearing a pair of vintage shoes for your wedding will complete the overall look. You will give the appearance of an … [Read more...]

How to Upcycle Those old Shoes into Brand New Fashion-Forward Footwear

A fashionista's worst nemesis is her budget, followed closely by credit card limits. Although fighting against these two powerful forces is a diva's daily struggle, there are creative and budget-friendly ways shopaholics can extend their shoe collections without maxing out their credit cards. One of the most inventive solutions I've seen thus far is a new trend called "upcycling," which involves applying your artistic talent to make an old pair of shoes new again. Shoe-lovers everywhere: get out … [Read more...]

Fashion Connects Shoes & Diamonds

Shoes have become so much more than items used for protecting our feet.  Not only are they now fashion pieces, but jewelry as well.  What was that!? Yes, jewelry! Have a look at this list of ten of the most expensive and "blingy" diamond shoes ever made. 1. Diamond-Encrusted Custom Air Force 1 Nikes - $50,000 Featuring 11 carats of champagne diamonds, these diamond sneakers have forgotten all about practicality; it's the bling that matters. The brown diamonds surround Nike's trademark … [Read more...]