Sandals

Sandals

Date: 196u
Creator: Evins, David
Description: Pair of sandals of tan leather resembling reptile. Designed with pointed toe, the shoes have solid toebox and three straps crossing the instep. Another strap extends from toebox up vamp, across straps, to ankle strap. Ankle strap connects to sides of heel at sole, and fastens along outer side with small gold buckle. Heel above sole is open, creating a "sling-back" effect. Low heel of a modified Louis style. Designer's label stamped inside: "Designed by / Evins" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten on strap, partly illegible: "9 W ..... / +41 .... 65-14..."
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Sandals

Sandals

Date: 2009
Creator: Rodo (Florence, Italy)
Description: Pair of woman's sandals of pink and silver metallic leather, white leather, and black patent leather. Insole/sole of silver leather with pink leather inner section. Across instep is narrow band of pink, white, and black leather segments set with a single square black faceted gem mounted in silver colored metal. A second matching strap extends from insole, curves across instep, threads through a similar band, then continues around back of heel and back down to reattach to insole on same side it began. This band also set with two square faceted black gems. 3" high spike heel is thick, covered with black patent leather on sides and back and brown leather as sole on front. Designer/Maker's label stamped on insole at heel: "RODO / Since / 1956" within wreath. Impressed in sole: "RODO / [outline of hide] Vero / Cuoio / Made in Italy / 36" With applied sticker on sole showing pictograms indicating what materials make up the parts of the shoe.
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Sandals

Sandals

Date: 2009
Creator: Valentino, Mario
Description: Pair of sandals made of deep pink leather. Two thick straps extend from sides and meet to form vamp/throat with surmounting bow. A thinner, single strap extends up and across near base of toes. Spike heel is 3" high, and covered with same pink leather. Inset black label on sole with maker's mark embroidered in silver: "Mario Valentino / Made in Italy" Molded into sole: "Mario / Valentino" Stamped into sole: Outline of a hide containing words: "Vero Cuoio / Cuir / Veritable / Leather / Leder Echt"; "Made in Italy"; "39"
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Sandals

Sandals

Date: 2009
Creator: Valentino, Mario
Description: Pair of sandals made of metallic cobalt blue leather. Two thick straps extend from sides and meet to form vamp/throat with surmounting bow. A single strap extends up from sole at heel and is topped by strap to encircle ankle. Strap secures with single silver tear-shaped buckle. Spike heel is 4" high, and covered with same blue leather. Inset black label on sole with maker's mark embroidered in silver: "Mario Valentino / Made in Italy" Molded into sole: "Mario / Valentino" Stamped into sole: Outline of a hide containing words: "Vero Cuoio / Cuir / Veritable / Leather / Leder Echt"; "Made in Italy"; "39"
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Sandals

Sandals

Date: 2009
Creator: Bui, Barbara
Description: Pair of women's sandals of silver metallic leather. Designed as "gladiator style" sandals, with six narrow silver leather criss-crossed or interwoven straps at front over vamp, and six more similar straps extending around ankle and originating from vertical band at heel. 5" zipper along heel band. Designer's label on both sides of sole: "Barbara Bui" Impressed on underside of sole: "Made in Spain" and "40". Attached sticker under sole showing pictograms indicating which parts of shoe are leather.
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Platform Sling-Back Sandals

Platform Sling-Back Sandals

Date: 1960/1979
Creator: Marsini, Antonio
Description: Pair of platform sling-back sandals of gold metallic leather. Set on a thick platform, the uppers are formed of 6 bands crossing the instep, with a seventh band extending across the bands at center point. A thicker strap begins at mid-arch of foot, and extends back behind heel, securing with a small buckle. The chunky heel is covered in the same leather as the upper and platform. Designer's label: "Creazioni / de / Antonio / Marsini / Milano / Italia" Written inside: "75M 4810 3J / 02-860"
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Sandals

Sandals

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Pair of heeled sandals of navy blue satin and beading. Designed as open-toed, sling-back sandals with rounded toes, the shoes have two wide bands, one across instep and one at top of foot. Each band is covered with rows of dark iridescent tiny beads. Plain back strap with small buckle. Heel covered with same satin, tapering to base. Retailer's stamp: "Neiman-Marcus Co. / Dallas" Written inside: "6 1/2 M 4588 / 0914-25L"
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Sandals

Sandals

Date: 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: Pair of woman's sandals of black suede. Designed with pointed toe, the slip-on sandals have two wavy-edged black suede bands crossing at instep, and a second pair of similar straps extending from heel and mid-foot to cross at slightly below ankle. At each crossing is mounted a faceted clear crystal set in a silver filigree rosette of four petals. 3 1/2" spike heel is covered in black satin. Tan leather sole. Maker's logo/label stamped in gold on cream leather inset in insole: "[logo of T bracketed by facing L's within oval] / Couture / Les Tropeziennes" Stamped in gold on sole: "Made in Italy / Vero Cuoio"; logo repeated; "Les Tropeziennes" and "35".
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Platform Sandals

Platform Sandals

Date: 197u
Creator: unknown
Description: Pair of platform sandals of navy blue suede and leather. The shoes have a thick platform and 3 3/4" high chunky heel covered with dark blue suede, with yellow embroidered butterflies along the outer side of the heels. Rounded toes, with two wide interwoven dark blue leather straps across instep, and extending from sides of heels upward, behind heel, and across front of ankle to secure with small gold buckles. Stamped underneath: "Made in Greece"
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Sandals

Sandals

Date: 197u
Creator: unknown
Description: Pair of sandals of red leather. Shoes have squared-off toes, and slight platform in bright red leather, with matching platform under heel. Dark red leather straps loop and tie across instep, and extend from side across back of heel to fasten on outside with gold buckles. Thick, 2 3/4" high wedge heels are covered in the dark red leather. Stamped inside: "Famolare / 4 Manetti Bruno / Made in Italy"
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