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June 20, 2012


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Oh my! Love these. Who knew the "Daniel Green" brand has been around that long. My UGG slippers just don't compare.

FIDM Museum

Yes, Daniel Green has been around for a long time. I was surprised to learn that the company was founded in the late 19th century. I found corporate ads dating from 1900. They have a brief history on their website: http://www.danielgreen.com/productcart/pc/viewContent.asp?idpage=1

Sharon Breshears

Too bad Daniel Green doesn't do anything this attractive today.

Looking at the picture, the sling straps look like a different color fabric. In years past (when shoe repair was an art) a good cobbler could add that kind of detail for a customer. Many cobblers did such good work it was hard to tell from the original manufacture of the footwear.

FIDM Museum

Good cobblers can do amazing work, it's true. However, a few people commented on our Facebook page that they had the identical shoes in their personal or institutional collections. So, it seems that the design is one created by Daniel Green.

The slingback straps are a slightly different color. I suspect there is some overall fading of the shoes...perhaps they were once a light blue, instead of aqua.

Thanks for you comment!


I'm hooked on vintage and historical wear and a sucker for shoes!
There may be a slight difference in the weight of the fabric used in the body of the shoe and that of the 'sling', and/or the body of the shoe has been treated with a stiffening agent to help it maintain its shape, while the 'sling' is left softer, for comfort.
Either or both could affect the degree to which the original colour faded and thus the difference in shade seen here.

Emily's Vintage Visions

I would love to know more about this particular style slipper. I have an identical pair in bright pink/red. You can see a picture of them here. http://vintagevisions27.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-blog-for-new-year.html

Emily's Vintage Visions

FIDM Museum

Hi Emily,

Everything we know about these slippers we've shared in the post! Let us know if you are able to add any information.


Mary Jane Enros

I have a pair which I have owned for over 30 years now...mine are red.

If you would like a photo please let me know.

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