Sunday, July 18, 2010

Old Good Things

Fuchsia tiptoe low shoes. All photos from Lauro Righi.

If you are, like I am, a big fan of vintage shoes, but slightly squeamish about stepping into somebody else's used pair, then you might want to take a peek at Lauro Righi. The Etsy shop is run by sisters Andrea and Anita Righi, daughters of an accomplished Italian shoe designer who worked for the likes of Sergio Rossi and Casadei back in the day. The pair recently unearthed their father's original prototypes from his eponymous line, with samples from the 60's to the 80's, running the gamut from dainty 80's lace-up ballet flats to seriously 70's wooden mules. Each pair was individually handcrafted, and have never been worn. The prices are reasonable, starting at $40 for a pair of pumps, and the company is currently offering a 10% discount to everyone who becomes one of their Facebook fans. The only drawback is that since they are samples, they only come in small sizes--5.5 and 6.5. Ladies with tiny feet, get on it--once they're sold, they're gone forever!

Blue suede ballet flats

Python Wedges

Black suede pumps

Suede low boots

Beige suede ballet flats

Blue low boots


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Charles said...

i am a sucker for blue suede shoes...but the whole collection is pretty darn fab :)

Maggie said...

there are some cute shoes. I used to be very icked out by used shoes too. Now I just tend to be very careful about the ones I buy.

Alien said...

ou I love the pink flats! one can never have enough pink shoes :)