Pinup Fashion

The Cherry Blossom Heel by Lucky Lou Shoes

Lucky Lou Shoes has to be the most unique vintage reproduction shoe company around. Inspired by the original souvenir shoes of World Word II which from a little bit of googling I found out was something the American GI’s bought back from the Philippines for their wives/girlfriends.

Lucky Lou Shoes

Lucky Lou has taken that wonderful snippet of history and created a contemporary range that works perfectly for the modern day pinup girl. The intricate carved heels and soft leather make these shoes stand out from the rest and I especially love the Cherry Blossom Style.
There are 5 different styles to choose from, each with a selection of colours and prints but what made me choose the Cherry Blossom styles was the slightly higher heels and the ankle strap. I find mule-type styles a little less practical for walking in and like to feel safe and secure so the ankle strap of the Cherry Blossom suits me perfectly.

Lucky Lou Shoes

I am usually a EU39 which seems to translate to about a US8.5 – US9 depending on the shoe style and brand. Since Lucky Lou Shoes doesn’t do half sizes, I went to a size 9 and I think even if there was a 8.5, that would have been too small. The 9 fits really well and the wrap around ankle strap has enough length to not feel like it’s cutting off circulation.

Lucky Lou Shoes

The Cherry Blossom has a 4″ carved heel with a platform. I wear heels to work and can usually cope with about 2.5-3″ heel height so this is a little too high even with the platform. But I always bring a spare pair of flats since I’m on my feet all day. There is a comfy vinyl sole and non-slip rubber on the bottom which keeps you from un-ladylike tumbles.
I did find that the my feet were a little wide for the front straps initially and they were quite tight but this eased after a few hours of wear thanks to the soft leather.

Lucky Lou Shoes

The Cherry Blossom Heel comes in Black and Red as well as this gorgeous turquoise colour I just couldn’t resist. The added details of the silver domes along the sides really finish off the design. They are US$135 and sizes go from 5 – 11 which is great news for those of you with bigger feet and struggle to find cute shoes!

Whilst these shoes do have a very tropical/tiki influence, don’t hesitate to pair them with your usual pinup outfit- they still work perfectly!

Lucky Lou Shoes

Full Outfit Details
(a post on the rest of the outfit will be out in a few weeks)
Top- Fables By Barrie
Skirt and Sunglasses- The Oblong Box Shop
Belt- Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace- Your One Stop Pinup Shop
Petticoat- Vivien of Holloway

Thank you to Elizabeth J Photography for the photos, it was certainly a fun theme to work with!

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Disclaimer: Whilst the Cherry Blossom Heels were gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers 

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