Shoe Shop

New Styles...

"Victoria" Carriage Boots - Coming November 28th!
  • Black velvet trimmed in mouton fur
  • 2 inch interior wedge heel
  • Ribbon ties
  • Period perfect 1880s - 1920s
"Seabury" Edwardian Pumps

  • Stunning custom made brocade and satin
  • Custom made 3 inch French Heel
  • Available in black or grey-gold
  • A reproduction Edwardian shoe from Newport Historical Society
  • Gorgeous for c. 1890s - 1920s

"Virginia" Renaissance Flats

  • All-leather construction with tie latchets
  • Period slashing pattern
  • Developed in conjunction with Jamestown Historic Site, Virginia, USA
  • Available in two colors - dark brown oiled leather or tan brushed leather
  • Ideal for c. 1580 - 1630
Just Arrived...

"Pompadour" 18th c. Court Shoes

  • Black brocade with leather heels, lining, and soles
  • Devilishly pointed toe, ribbon tie closure, and white rand detail
  • Spot-on for c. 1680s - 1760s
"Tavistock" Victorian Button Boots

  • Pointed toe and custom-made 2 inch French heel
  • Supple black leather with true side-buttoning closure
  • Sturdy and historically accurate vulcanized rubber soling
  • Two calf sizes available!
  • Great for c. 1890s - 1920s
"Astoria" Edwardian Pumps
  • The original cross-strapped Edwardian in all leather
  • Our proprietary 1.75 inch French heels
  • True button closure
  • Wear them for c. 1890s - 1920s
  • Don't be fooled by cheap knock-offs - these are the real deal, true to the materials, construction, and design of the antique originals.
"Hartfield" Regency Boots
  • Beautiful brown leather walking boots with leather lining and soles
  • Pointed toes and very slight 1/2 inch heel lift
  • Ideal for the late 1780s to the 1810s

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In The Shop...

Elizabethan and Renaissance Shoes

  • All leather, with period slashing and closure
  • Sturdy and comfortable for long event days
  • More styles coming soon!

Regency Shoes and Boots
  • Leather and Fabric boots in various silhouettes
  • Historically accurate for 1790 - 1820
  • Dyeable materials for DIY

Victorian & Edwardian Styles
  • Totally authentic side-buttoning boots for Civil War through 1919
  • Period-accurate silhouettes, heels, and closures
  • Dyeable materials for customizing your own

Shoe Buckles & Accessories
  • Exclusive reproduction 18th century shoe buckles
  • Our signature silk clocked stockings
  • Fully Fashioned and Vintage Seamed stockings
  • Shoe clips and shoe clip hardware for making your own decorations

  • Everything you need to completely customize your shoes with Angelus Leather Paints
  • Angelus Leather Dyes
  • Top-of-the-line Angelus Shoe Polishes and Creams

About Us...

American Duchess shoes are designed specifically for historical costumers and reenactors.  They are closely based on extant examples of footwear found in museums.

Particular attention is paid to accuracy and quality.  We use 100% silk and 100% quality leather materials, with smooth Italian leather soles.  Our white silk and white leather shoes can be dyed and painted to match your costume.

Comfort is key.  American Duchess shoes are constructed to fit modern feet, and keep you comfortable at all-day events.  They have all the padding and arch support of modern shoes, but the look and function of period footwear.  We don't believe in crippling our customers!

American Duchess shoes are unique and exclusive.  Only a few hundred pair of each style exist in the world, and styles are often retired after just one or two runs.