(a-b) embossed in gold ink on black leather insole: V.F. / DÉPOSÉE / GUARENTEED HAND SEWN embossed in gold ink on black leather insole: Ledgards / 335. OXFORD ST W. / 2 DOORS FROM BOND ST / MADE IN BELGIUM
Shortened skirts focussed attention on footwear. Shoes, which had previously been hidden under long skirts, took on a new visibility in the Art Deco period. Fashioned from luxurious textiles, accents of silver and gold were added to reflect the light, while the cross-bar strap allowed maximum comfort and mobility. This style of shoe continued into the 1930s with variation introduced through differing motifs, textiles or surface patterns.