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Lucite Shoes

  • February 27, 2016 4:31 PM EST

    As an accompaniment to Lora's post on Lucite purses, I'm carrying on the theme with shoes.

     

     

    Lucite, the brand name for clear acrylic resin or plastic developed in the 1930’s, made for some intriguing accessories due to their clarity.  I found them fascinating when I was a child, probably because of their association, in my mind, with Cinderella's glass slippers.

     

     Lucite shoes were considered classy in the 1950’s and went through a decline in the 1960’s.

     

    Almost the entire shoe could be made of plastic, sometimes decorated with rhinestones.

     

    Alternatively, the heel alone could be Lucite, while the rest would be made of leather or satin.

     

    Lucite is both durable and easily molded, so a variety of features may be made.

    In the 1970’s disco era, these shoes made a comeback; unconventional shoes for an unconventional era.

     

     

     

     


    This post was edited by Megan at Autena Vintage at February 27, 2016 4:34 PM EST
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    February 27, 2016 10:08 PM EST
    LOVE these examples!!!! The one pair looks like two champagne glasses.
  • March 28, 2016 5:08 PM EDT

    I have a fab 1950s pair but one of the heels is off one. 

    Does anyone have a clue what or if any type of glue would work to fix it? 

     

  • April 14, 2016 3:14 PM EDT

    Graceful Antiques I would use a clear cement for plastic and vinyl.