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Message started by Admin Saovaluck on 27th Oct, 2017 at 3:36pm

Title: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 27th Oct, 2017 at 3:36pm
We are going to craft a reproduction witch shoes as worn by actress Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in MGM's hit musical film The Wizard of Oz.

Margaret Hamilton was the same height as teen Judy Garland, and she wore the same size and style of shoes in the movie.



The Wicked Witch of the West and Dorothy




Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 27th Oct, 2017 at 4:59pm
This is a pair of solid wooden shoe heels that we will be using on the witch shoes.

These wooden heels are not available anywhere else. We carved the wood by hand to match the exact 1930's curve shape and height of the original wooden heels used by Innes Shoe Company to make the witch shoes.

Leather heel caps will be nailed at the bottom of the heels.



Beautiful pair of wooden shoe heels

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Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 28th Oct, 2017 at 3:42am
Vintage gold stamp block that will be used to create a heat embossed stamp in gold on the right leather insole of the witch shoes.

This will give our high quality shoes an authentic look.

The label will read "Innes Shoe Co., Los Angeles, Pasadena, Hollywood".



Innes Shoe Co. in Hollywood gold stamp block

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Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 28th Oct, 2017 at 4:36pm
This is our shoe mold, or lasts as they commonly known, in size 5B.



Size 5B shoe lasts to craft Margaret Hamilton's black witch shoes

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Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 29th Oct, 2017 at 1:06pm
This screencap is probably the best view of Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West wearing her black shoes in the entire movie.

Even though it's not very clear, it shows the shape of the shoes from the heels, arch shank down to the pointy toes looking near identical to the shape of the ruby slippers that Judy Garland as Dorothy wore in the same Munchkinland scene.

The original black silk shoes worn by Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch was provided for use in the movie by Innes Shoe Co., the same manufacturer for the base shoes used on the original ruby slippers.



Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West

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Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by daft on 2nd Nov, 2017 at 5:18am
Is this this first pair of black silk shoes which you have cobbled? What about the shoes of the Good Witch, have you made those?

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 2nd Nov, 2017 at 3:24pm
Yes, it's the first time that I am making them for a devoted fan of The Wizard of Oz.

I haven't received any request to make the shoes worn by Billie Burke, who played Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by daft on 5th Nov, 2017 at 10:14am
  Do the black silk shoes have sequins? What kind of wood is the heel?
Is there a bow on the black silk shoes?

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 5th Nov, 2017 at 1:33pm
You'll see how the shoes look soon. Pictures of the finished product will be posted on the forum.  :)

You have great taste in actresses. For someone who considers himself "Miss Judy Garland's #1 Straight American Male Fan" please consider purchasing a pair of shoes from me and you'll get all the answers you want.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by daft on 6th Nov, 2017 at 12:07am
Waiting with much anticipation for the unveiling of the black shoes.
What could I do with a pair of 5b black silk shoes? Too small to fit, and
as a straight male I cannot wear woman's attire. Maybe a pair of the Tin Man's shoes...

If someone does not love Miss Judy, then they have no taste in talent.
Just an opinion.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 6th Nov, 2017 at 4:05am
You could buy a pair of ruby slippers, or black shoes, or both and display them in your home.

These are beautiful pieces of reproduction Hollywood memorabilia worth owning regardless of your gender and sexual orientation.

Most fans buy shoes for display purposes instead of wearing them, although when crafting any kind of shoes I make them in a wearable condition, but at the end of the day it's up to the person whether they want to wear them or display them.

Miss Dorothy is very beautiful and multi-talented, there's no question about it.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by daft on 17th Nov, 2017 at 11:46am
As a John Wayne American, a pair of woman's shoes on display would be difficult to explain. The incongruity would be immense.
What about the Wizard? His shoes I could display.

  Any update on the progress of the black shoes? I always have admired your cobbling talent.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 17th Nov, 2017 at 2:38pm
Photos of the black silk shoes will be posted soon, thank you for your patience.

The ruby slippers doesn't really represent women's shoes, but they represent a famous actress and movie. When your guests see your ruby slippers, they think you're a fan.

It's just like a female fan displaying a replica Wizard shoes worn by a male actor from The Wizard of Oz.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by daft on 20th Nov, 2017 at 8:33am
Will wait patiently for update. Am intrigued in the differences between the black shoes and the ruby red slippers. Deferred Gratification is that much sweeter.

  No, women's shoes would be unexplainable in the milieau of a Straight
Manly Man. My resolute defence of Miss Judy's undeniable talent draws
skepticism enough from my audience.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by daft on 4th Dec, 2017 at 7:56am

  Waiting with bated breath the update on the black
silk witch shoes with gold embossed star. Imagine it
will be a work of art.

Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 7th Dec, 2017 at 10:35am
The black silk witch shoes is finished. Professional photos will be posted soon.



Margaret Hamilton's black silk wicked witch shoes

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Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 8th Dec, 2017 at 10:16am
The world's first-ever reproduction wearable Witch Shoes with the Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed label stamped inside the right shoe.



Reproduction Witch Shoes as worn by
Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz


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Title: Re: Black silk witch shoes with Innes Shoe Co. golden embossed stamp
Post by daft on 9th Dec, 2017 at 10:34am
  Great work. The Black silk witch shoes are SLEEK! They look quite
beautiful, as if they should be worn with a fancy ballroom dress.

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