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Vintage Shoe Poster Advertising

October 30, 2015

Fishinkblog 9665 Vintage Shoe Posters 9

I came across some vintage posters for Bally shoes (amongst others) and thought I would share them with you. The reclining lady, that is really a shoe, is very clever.

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Bally Miss of ’56 looks very sophisticated.

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It’s great to see how their posters work so well over many different time periods.

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Of course Bally wasn’t the only company doing great things in their adverts.

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This leggy poster (top right) is very sixties and gets the stylish message across very simply and directly.

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More fashionable additions from seventies beatle-mania , film posters and classic brogues.

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Something for the more active customer.

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Finally a little help from our animal friends.

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Do you recall the old feet measuring wooden devices with the plastic sliding scale in Clarks Shoe shops ? I remember wearing red shoes to school (my rebellious streak lol), and Grey Tukka boots and the original Kickers. Also getting a brand new pair of Green Flash training shoes and waiting for them to dirty a little before wearing them outside in public, because they just weren’t cool to wear so white !

What early memories do you have of shoe shops and advertising ?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. wallace permalink
    October 30, 2015 9:59 am

    Scuffed Green Flash trainers LOL

    • October 30, 2015 4:47 pm

      The aim of the exercise was the take away the glare of their newness, but perhaps without obvious scuffing marks … just to ‘grey’ them a little. Hey in it’s day, it was considered quite an art ! : )

  2. October 30, 2015 8:21 pm

    The Red Shoes is one of my all time favorite movies!

  3. November 2, 2015 3:23 pm

    I see some shoes I wore as a kid (Buster Brown). Black/white patent leather for ‘dress up’, and the saddle oxfords for school. One of my worst ‘shoe memories’ is trying to find something fashionable in my size. I was age 12 and my ‘big feet’ were a source of embarrassment. Now I don’t care and if someone were to mention the size of my feet, I just reply, “I can cover more ground this way!” 😉

  4. Stacy Johnson permalink
    April 25, 2019 3:46 am

    Hi. Are any of these for sale? Or do you know where I might purchase a copy of one?
    It’s for my sisters birthday.

    • April 25, 2019 6:19 pm

      Hi Stacy, I’m afraid I found the images on the internet, you can try eBay or Etsy for vintage shoe posters. Good luck, Craig

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