Whilst at Roulette Vintage, spotted these lovely sling-backs!
I don't generally buy vintage footwear but these were not only in stellar condition but they fit me!
Speaking of stellar.....
According to the woman at Roulette, the shoes once belonged to a 1940s movie star but she didn't remember who!
Most of the female stars of that era were quite diminutive so the list of candidates who might have owned these 9B (US) heels is not an extensive one.
The shoes are light beige with black patent tips that suggest they were designed to make the wearer's foot look at least a size smaller than it was.
It's a shame that these shoes lack provenance. But, if I have to guess, I'd look for an actress who was tall - at least 5' 8", so she might have modeled. She was probably a bit insecure about the size of her feet. The shoes are Italian-made but purchased from a store in NYC. Maybe she was a New Yorker.
While I'll never know who their original owner was I do have my own guess.