#22: Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

The Question

February 9th, 2005 at 4:13 pm

I have a print of a photograph by Robert Doisneau hanging in the stairwell of my apartment. The piece is called Le Bouquet de Jonquilles (or Bouquet of Daffodils) and can be seen here:


Every time I pass by I admire the shoes on the women in the photo. Shaun, where can I find such shoes as these? Who made them? Why are they so fabulous? Could they be even MORE amazing in color?


The Answer

Wow. Seriously a difficult question to answer.

Visitors may be wondering at the recent lack of answers. The reason is the above question. I have been striving to answer the question realistically for ALL THIS TIME. In fact, I would venture to say to you, the gentle reader, that I have perused more web sites that sell women’s shoes than you can imagine.

I feel that I have indeed become more educated in the area of women’s footwear than I could possibly have imagined.

To the answer:

Jill, the closest I can come is the following shoes on Ebay:

Not quite what you are looking for…

The shoes in the photograph were made by a shoemaker, probably a French one.

Why are they so fabulous? Because they are INSANELY HARD TO FIND. That’s why.

Could they be even MORE amazing in color? Yes, yes they could.


After 5 minutes of looking, Jen found these, which are much closer. Must be a girl thing.

These are probably closer. Sigh.

3 thoughts on “#22: Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

  • 4/27/2005 at 3:10 pm

    The link to the picture is dead

  • 4/27/2005 at 3:14 pm

    Additionally, they may be hard to find because the picture was taken in 1950.

  • 4/27/2005 at 3:47 pm

    valiant attempt on that one.

    maybe you’d better do one about chainsaws or v12 engines or posi-track next time, just to reclaim your masculinity after spending 3 weeks looking at womens strappy shoes.


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