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1939: Bowling Shoes Improve Your Game

Bowling shoes improve your game, stated D&B Sport Shop in 1960. Did people not still have to rent and wear bowling shoes back then? Or were you allowed to just bowl in street shoes?

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1960: Glov-Ett Sno Boots

Glov-Ett Sno-Boots were for sale at the Walk Shop in 1960. Were they fined for egregious abuse of the English language? No. Because if the English language made sense, “snow” would be spelled “sno” anyway.

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1960: Some Shoes Never Go Out of Style

These stylish shoes from the Walk Shop would look just as good in 2010 as they did in 1960, I think. (Wish I could wear heels.)

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1939: Get the Right Color Shoes

Burgundy was the new “right” color in 1939, according to this Wolff’s ad. I always figured the “right” color was whichever one matched my pants, but I guess that shows what I know.

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1960: Man Leaves His Shoes in the Living Room a Lot

Dear Abby was asked by a frustrated housewife what to do about a husband who keeps leaving his shoes in the living room in 1960. Her answer was to keep picking up the shoes and be glad there’s nothing else … Continue reading

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1935: Advertising White Shoes in Black and White

White shoes were for sale at Schmidt Shoe Store, but of course, they had to be printed in grey in 1935. Next post at 11 a.m.

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1960: Life’s a Beach

Some things never change, as you can see by this 1960 Rickbeils advertisement for beach shoes.

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1934: Schmidt Shoe Store Goes Art Deco

The Schmidt Shoe Store had this lovely advertisement for "Feminine charm in shoes" in 1934, featuring an art deco woman’s face at the top. I’m sorry about how blurry the text is; I tried to enlarge it, but que sera, … Continue reading

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1959: Robin Hood is a Girl?

The Walk Shop had this very odd advertisement that seemed to indicate Robin Hood was a girl in 1959. Robin Hood must have been the name of the shoes, but I don’t really know why you would name a shoe … Continue reading

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1934: Schmidt Shoe Store’s Peacock Shoes

This Schmidt Shoe Store ad from 1934 shows Peacock shoes, stating "The smartest feet are wearing Peacock Shoes." Next post at 9 a.m.

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