Astoria Titanic Shoes- Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)

One of the most difficult parts about creating a historical costume is choosing  shoes. Finding information about historical footwear online is hard enough but buying reproduction shoes can be next to impossible. Shoes are expensive to make and usually need to be sold at very high prices to break even.

Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)

“Astoria” Titanic Shoes

Luckily American- Duchess is changing all of that. She has launched a new Titanic shoe “Astoria” which is not only very reasonably priced but more importantly accurate in style to the time period. The three cross over straps with buttons, low heel, and rounded pointed toe just scream back to the Titanic era. The design is based on a pair of antique 1910 Edwardian shoes similar to pairs found in the Titanic wreckage:

Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)

1910 Edwardian Shoes

 

 

Some Advantages of the Astoria Shoes:

  • Two color choices are only the beginning. The Ivory shoes can be painted or dyed to any color you like. Match your dress or keep it neutral for all future costumes the choice is yours. Coloring is not hard and can be done at home (instructions on American-Duchess blog) or professionally dyed by a local cobbler.
  • They are designed with dancers in mind. The smooth leather soles make these shoes ideal for dancing. Most other shoes will have rubber soles which are not good for dancing. If you are going to attend a Titanic tea dance or formal ball these are your best options for shoes. For non-dancers they are still ideal. The leather soles are every durable for any kind of flooring.
  •  They are built on a B width last which means they will fit like typical dress shoes. International sizes can be easily found by searching for a International shoe chart and picking your corresponding american shoes size. While these shoes fit true to size if you like a little extra room in your toes you may want to order one half size up. These shoes were built for modern feet so needing to make major adjustments to your shoe size is not necessary (thank God!)
  • The leather body makes these easy to apply beads, rhinestone, lace applique and other decorations for a one of a kind Titanic shoe. I used stick on rhinestone stickers made for scrap booking to decorate my Astoria shoes.

Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)

Possible Disadvantages of the Astoria shoe

  • They are NOT available in wide or narrow widths or sizes smaller than 6 or larger than 12. Because of the unique nature of manufacturing small batches of shoes the standard B width is the only option. In the future more options may be available. I have a medium to slightly wide foot in 6 to 6.5. I wear a 7 in the Astoria.
  • Price. While I find $135 very reasonable for the quality of these shoes it is still out of budget for many shoppers. If this is you consider buying modern shoes with an Edwardian look or make your own such as these:
Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Pretty Red Satin Flats

$39.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Evelyn Dress Pump

$17.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Angel Steps(TM) Sylvia Pump

$29.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Davie Dress Pump

$10.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Satin Kitten Heel Ankle Edwardian Boots (More Colors)

$59.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Sofwear(R) Virginia

$29.99

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Dyeables - Ann (Women's) - Black Satin

$70.95

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Reneeze - Fair-03 (Women's) - Light Brown

$44.95

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Angel Steps(TM) Ashton Dress Pump

$29.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Angel Steps(TM) Macy

$29.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Angel Steps(TM) Sybil Pump

$29.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Angel Steps(TM) Casey

$10.99

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Angel Steps(TM) City Street

$29.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Natalie

$9.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Naot - Luma (Women's) - Black Crinkle Patent Leather/Black Velvet Nubuck

$195.00

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Gentle Souls Remody Black Suede Women's

$199.00

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

J. Renee - Estee (Women's) - Black Metallic Fabric

$99.95

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

J. Renee - Estee (Women's) - Silver Metallic Fabric

$99.95

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J. Renee - Estee (Women's) - White Satin/Pearls

$99.95

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J. Renee - Estee (Women's) - Gold Metallic Fabric

$99.95

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Joan & David - Eila (Women's) - Anthracite

$129.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Retro White Satin Ruched Square Toe Bridal Shoes

$63.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Naturalizer Women's Jameson Shoes (Black)

$30.00

Buy at: Famous Footwear

Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Off-Screen Darling Flat in Petal from ModCloth

$44.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Black PU Chunky Flat Heel Front Lace Up Lolita Ankle Boots

$68.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Lace-up Chunky Heel Ankle Boots

$144.00

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Bellini - Philadelphia (Women's) - Black Polyurethane

$69.95

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Bellini - Philadelphia (Women's) - Taupe Polyurethane

$69.95

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Breeze and Thank You Heel

$69.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Florielle Shoes - Adjustable stretch strap - Light Taupe size 9

£70.00

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Florielle Shoes - Adjustable stretch strap - Soft Gold size 4

£70.00

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Hush Puppies Lonna Mary Jane Women's Dress Shoes (5 M in Dk Grey Leather)

$89.00

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Triple the Cute Wedge

$39.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Trolley Holiday Flat in Chestnut

$34.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

New York Transit Black Get Over It Women's Ghillie Flats

$44.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Rockport Women's 'Jalicia Ghillie' Leather Boots (Size 10 )

$97.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Fleur Those About to Walk Heel

$97.99

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Poetic Licence Time Marches On Black Women's

$149.00

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Astoria Titanic Shoes  Reproduction Shoes (Great for Dancers)
 

Think! Alexia 3 Buckle Pump - 83194 (Schwarz) Women's Shoes

$360.00

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