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Vintage 1960s Kimel Sabots. Size 7. Shoe reads "Sabots MADE IN U.S.A. By KIMEL". These extremely rare platform shoes are in beautiful vintage condition! Sculptural, wooden heel with camel color leather strappy top attached by large silver studs. These are pretty comfortable despite being a little heavy. Use zoom button next to photo when viewing from a computer.
The shoe maker used this description to explain the concept behind their shoes: "Sabots are wooden shoes. People all over the world have been wearing them in one form or another for over a thousand years. We shape our Sabots like modern sculpture, cantilevered to make you look like you are about to take off. Each Sabot is individually cut out of Mountain Pine, reinforced with hardwood strips, (the stripe running through the bottom) then dipped in fine aniline dye and coated with clear Egyptian Lacquer to seal in the colors. You can wear Sabots in really cold weather with striped or colored wool socks and panty hose. Both create happy graphic effects. Experiment with different looks- like fake tattoos. Just have a good time- that's what we had in mind for you."
Insole - 9.5 inches with tape measure pressed down against the top where the foot sits from end to end
Width - 3 inches at widest point
Front platform height - 2 inches
Back platform height - 5.25 inches
Size - 7
Label - Sabots MADE IN U.S.A. By KIMEL
Materials - Mountain Pine wood + leather
Circa - 1960's to 1970's
Condition - excellent (show normal signs of wear)
Model - wears a modern size 7 US in shoes
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HOW TO JUDGE FIT:
Measurements are taken in inches, while the garment is lying flat. I double the bust, waist, and hip measurements to calculate the circumference. The best way to know if something will fit, is to measure your own bust, waist, and hips and compare them to the garment's measurements. Vintage sizing is very different from modern sizing. For example, a vintage 6 may fit like a modern 0. That is why it is especially important to judge the fit based on the measurements.
I almost never use pins or clips to alter the fit of the items on the models. If I do, it will be stated prominently in the description. My goal is to show the items exactly as they are. Please note that colors can vary widely from computer screen to screen.
Informal Condition Rating:
Excellent - no notable flaws found
Good - one or two minor flaws
Fair - shows several signs of previous wear but still wearable
Please keep in mind that vintage clothing by definition is decades old and pre-worn. All items will show normal signs of wear. Flaws of note will be stated in the description of the item.