This week Allen Edmonds sent over some images from its archives. As promised, they’re being presented today as an antidote for those suffering from sartorial nausea due to yesterday’s post on footwear of the poncier variety.
And now, thanks to AE, we get to learn about a late ’30s campus trend I’d never heard of: crepe-soled alpine shoes. Above is an image from the May, 1939 issue of Esquire. And here’s the breakdown of the outfit:
And accompanying text:
Allen Edmonds sent them over to put this ad in context:
Note the tagline “the shoe of tomorrow.” Below are more glimpses of the footwear of tomorrow — and yesteryear. — CC