However, I since I can't have these same ones I have been searching for a suitable stand in and think I have at last decided on a pair of Kork-Ease that have a really similar profile. This company has been around since 1953 and still makes very retro, comfortable styles. I think I am sold:
I am also a big fan of German made Worishofers; some of their shoes are old-ladyish but others are downright flirty and retro! They have also been around for quite some time. I own the pair below in cherry red, and I have to say they are the most comfortable, buttery soft thing that ever graced my feet.
As much as I love these I still cannot stop lusting after this pair from Remix Vintage Shoes - the tooled leather is just too perfect:
And last but not least, this versatile, demure little grey pair I found on the Anthro website:
A bit more modern but still retro enough to wear with a cotton 50's day dress. My toes are nearly frozen as we speak, but they should thaw out by Saturday because it's supposed to be 70 degrees in New York City!