On the Street: Vintage-Inspired Shoes

By Natalie Garza

A modern woman's shoe with vintage influences. Photo by Natalie Garza

When I saw these shoes on Jiwon Kim, a journalism student at UT Austin, I just had to ask her where she got them. Jiwon bought them in a store in Seoul, Korea, which is unfortunate for me because I could totally see myself wearing these mid-heeled oxfords. I can’t seem to be able to find a similar pair online. The shoelaces are ribbon, which gives them a nice feminine touch. They are the perfect shade of cognac, a color that is often hard to get just right on shoes.

Oxfords were a popular shoe style for men in the late 1800’s. They became popular for women in the mid-1900s as black and white saddle shoes to wear with poodle skirts. They’ve made a comeback in the last few years as a casual option for women. I own a pair of brown oxfords, but they are much more casual than Jiwon’s version. I’m definitely keeping an eye out for a pair like hers.

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One response to “On the Street: Vintage-Inspired Shoes

  1. I LOVE LOVE those shoes. I’ve been wanting a pair for so long, but I’m wondering if I should give up on them since they might be out of style soon.

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