So. This wonderful woman, Lauren, over at American Duchess has been blogging about her experiences in designing and manufacturing historical footwear. I'm telling you - I LOVE shoes and I LOVE historical costuming. This is going to be a VERY DANGEROUS relationship for me. /sigh
So here is a little information:
The Devonshires are a leather 18th century shoe based on museum examples from the 1760s through 1780s. They're made of top-grade dyable leather, with a beautiful, smooth Italian leather sole for dancing, and are hard-wearing, water- and mud-proof, for even the toughest of outdoor re-enactments.
Pre-Order the Devonshires through August 10, and get the special $100 price. We're only making 200 of these shoes, so don't miss the chance to own one of only a couple hundred pair on the planet! Visit www.american-duchess.com to order.
They are pricier than the average mall shoe store shoe, but I can tell you from experience that you get what you pay for. These shoes will last you years.
Oh. Today is my 40th birthday. I'm actually excited!