This shoe is a fully leather lined, flat heeled, fitted ankle-high bootee for the ladies. With a tapered, squared toe cap, it is made of soft leather on a left/right last. With six burgundy buttons on the front of the shoe, there is no need for a button hook. Sara has an elastic gusset on the inside and a smaller one on the outside of the ankle. Don't worry about time period or authenticity. The elastic gusset was patented in Britain in 1837 by the firm of Spekes Hall.
Posted by Mary Evans on 7th Feb 2017
ordered size I usually wear in this style product. Too small but shoes look great. Attempting to return shoes as they do not fit and they have never touched ground. Email initially said they run small but stretch. No help there. Am interested in trying larger size and would recommend larger size(the one I ordered again is the size I would wear in this style shoe.) Great looking shoes.