Ads like these, by Natural Bridge Shoemakers.
These Selby shoes, made near the end of the war are slightly more expensive, and no wonder, but at their most expensive are around $114. However there were still cheaper brands available, like these Rhythm step shoes.
Today in Australia it is hard to find a decent shoe like the ones above for under $130. Even Brands like Homy Ped and Footrest start at $130. Natural Bridge shoes by contrast, which are still being made and sold in the US, retail at under US$60. their secret? They are no longer made of leather, but of Leather-like Urethane - great for vegans! and I have to say, I really like these ones....
|VIRGINIA - Red Smooth $54.95|
The red really is nice, don't you think?