I found some amazing examples of women’s footwear from Sears and Roebuck catalogs (from the years 1941 and 1945) and they’re so awesome it would be criminal not to share them. Some of these designs, with the rainbow colors and cut out heels, look almost too modern to imagine during WWII but here’s the proof!
When trying to find modern shoes inspired by 1940’s styles, pay close attention to the heel size, shape, height, etc. For example, these shoes from Payless are actually a great 1940’s inspired heel. These ones, however, have a heel that’s much too thin for the era. Once you start to know and recognize the look of 1940’s fashions, you can find modern vintage inspired styles popping up all over the place!