These black silk side button boots are adorable! I really love this shape, circa early 1910s (likely around 1911-1912).
They are black silk with red silk lining around the inside of the ankles.
+++ Measurements +++
Sizing on boots is always approximate, and I urge you to take careful measurements and ask any questions prior to purchasing.
I believe these are an approximate size 5 US women's (I wear a 7.5 and they are far too small), but please check the following measurements.
9" inner sole length
2 7/8" width measured across the bottom of the sole at the ball of the foot, and 9" circumference at the same spot measured from the outside
8" total height
+++ Condition +++
Condition overall is good but there is a condition issue worth noting: the leather inside around the buttonholes is disintegrating some, and this leather "dust" is coming off onto the silk.
If these are to be worn for anything more than a special occasion or photoshoot, this will likely need to be fixed (a cobbler can do this).
They have some minor wear but overall don't seem to have been worn much at all.
These are wearable with care, but do keep in mind they are antiques. I highly suggest finding a good cobbler. It is usually quite affordable to have repairs done.
These boots were made to last a lifetime, and with the proper care and repairs when needed, they will!
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.