Welcome to the new Peter Fox Shoes blog. Here we will be discussing all things shoes, heels, fashion, weddings etc. Enjoy....and please let us know if you have any questions, comments or ideas.

Friday, August 24, 2012

One Of Our Favorite Shoe Books

One of our favorite shoe books is....
 "Shoes, A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More" by Linda O'Keeffe.
Printed in 1996 by Workman Publishing; this book is filled with wonderful shoe photos from historical to modern.  It also contains many interesting facts, quotes and stories.  It even has two photos of Peter Fox Shoes, shown in the pages below.  A must have for shoe lovers, designers and fashion history fans.
Front cover

back cover

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Custom Order Your Shoe Size

May 2012 Update:  This Special Order Programme has closed.  New selections coming soon.
We are excited to introduce a new program where you can custom order your size in advance!  No more running out of sizes.... more styles, size ranges and colors added.
Now you can order from size 4 to 12....sizes not always available before.
Click on the link below to connect to our page.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

1980's Flashback...Bridal styles of the 80's

We were looking through some of our older magazine editorials the other day and it struck us at how different wedding styles are now than they were in the 80's.
When Peter Fox started doing shoes in 1982 it was the Reagan Era, Dynasty was a top TV show and women were power dressing.  Excess was in and shoulders were large.  This also applied to wedding styles, dresses had so many "over the top" details.  Big shoulders, "Leg of mutton" sleeves, lots of lace and big wreath-like headpieces. Brides wore white stockings often in lace patterns and shoes were much heavier and heels were lower. The most famous bride of the decade, Princess Diana, epitomized this style with her huge ruffled dress and long train.

Here are a few pictures from our archives, the first three feature earlier Peter Fox Shoes, the rest are just fun to look at.

Princess Diana
The iconic Billy Idol White Wedding Album cover
Luke and Laura from General Hospital, One of the most
watched TV Weddings

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Swimming Shoes

 Recently we were lucky enough to visit the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.  Their current
  exhibit is wonderfully titled "The Roaring Twenties: Heels, Hemlines and High Spirits"

It featured beautiful flapper dresses, bejeweled heels and interesting stories from that era.
One interesting style of shoe that really stood out was this "Swimming Shoe"

Swimming shoes, made by Philips
English, late 1920s
The 1920s saw increasing numbers of women participating and excelling at sports. The sporting accomplishments of women, such as Suzanne Lenglen’s stunning tennis game and Gertrude Ederle’s record breaking swim across the English Channel were celebrated and inspired many women to take up a sport. Each sport required its own specialized footwear including swimming. This pair of red rubber, “silver wing” bathing shoes would have been worn by a swimmer in pursuit of both fashion and fun at the end of the 20s. 
Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum
Photo credit: 2011 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Our own photo

What a stylish way to go swimming.... they even have wings!  This style would not look out of place in current times as a street shoe, wings and all.
The Roaring twenties exhibit is on until June 2012, I'll post more pictures soon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vintage Peter Fox Shoes

These fanciful shoes are circa 1995 and were inspired by stained glass windows.  They are made of Italian silk and feature a 1940's style heel.