I had a request to tell about my boots from the picture in the previous post, so I thought I would give you a little background. My grandmother, wife of a Texas oil man, loved shoes. I was lucky enough to inherit many of her shoes in her collection when she passed away. She had an extra thin foot so she only ordered or bought shoes from the best designers. Italian, French, or whatever top quality shoe was out there she found it, high heals and boots mainly. I think she wore heals until the day she died.
These specific boots are Salvador Ferragamo, a Florentine and Italian shoe designer. He apparently made the best fitting shoes because my grandmother had several of his designs. He was very popular in the 1920’s and even created hand made shoes for may Hollywood stars. Being an innovator, he created the wedge and cage heel. He made his first pair of shoes at the age of 9!
I’m sure these specific boots have a story of their own. Maybe bought in Italy or special ordered by her lavish husband. I’m not sure, but I am thankful because I could never afford such a beautiful pair of boots.
Many of my grandmothers boots and shoes came with accessories- the boots come with inserts to hold their shape, and the heels come with handmade booties to cover them while they are not being worn. The red inserts make me laugh but they serve their purpose.