Designer David Levin
Department Store Saks Fifth Avenue American

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Born out of necessity due to material shortages in Europe around the time of World War II, the wedge heel saw its most fashionable period in the early 1940s. The wedge eliminated the need for a steel shank to support the arch of a heeled shoe. This pair of platform wedge sandals is particularly creative in the treatment of the sole, forming a continuous, curving surface around the back of the heel, and shows the playful quality of casual shoes at the time.

Sandals, David Levin, leather, American

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