Mae Women's Edwardian Shoes (Black)

$185.00

10 reviews
US Size
Description

Mae Edwardian Shoes are the most elegant reproduction Edwardian heels of your dreams.

Developed directly from an original 1900s design, the Mae feature tone-on-tone suede and smooth leather with a sophisticated Mary Jane strap crossing elegantly over the instep. The 2.25 in / 5.7 cm French heel is delicate and well-balanced, paired with a pointed toe to create the perfect Edwardian and 1920s silhouette.

Wear Mae with fashion from the turn of the 20th century all the way through the mid-1920s, or with your Gothic or Lolita, cottagecore, dark academia, and historybounding outfits, as well as historical WWI, Downton Abbey and Titanic era dress.


Materials & Sizing

  • 100% real leather suede and smooth calf
  • Leather lining
  • Leather soling.
  • Cutout strap with button closure - button may be moved to adjust fit
  • 2.25 inches / 5.7 cm custom made French heels
  • "B" width (average)
  • We recommend order up a half size if you wear a "C" width shoe.

Sizing

Sizing
Size Trends Runs true to size for most customers.
Width Regular (B) width 
Size Chart
Women's Shoe Size Conversion Chart US, Euro, UK, Inches & Mondopoint

Materials

Materials
Color Black
Upper 100% Calf Leather, Suede
Lining Pigskin leather
Sole Leather
Heel Leather Covered
Heel Height 2.25 inch / 5.6 cm
Footbed Lightly Padded
Closure Button Strap
Origins
Design Designed in Reno, Nevada, USA
Materials People's Republic of China
Assembly Made in China

Customer Reviews

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Virginia Sargent
Prettier in Person

Ordered a size 8 in black. The photos don't do the very pretty combination of suede and leather justice. The heels are higher than the other style of AD shoes I have, but they are so well designed that the heel is still comfortable. I am a consistent size 8, medium width, with a somewhat lower arch. These shoes fit with room for my toes and I can fasten the straps. Make sure you have a shoe button hook to do this.

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SantaClaraFran
Fancy, comfy, versatile, elegant and timeless

These fit right out of the box, and I expect them to form to my feet some more. I did buy the button hook, that makes buttoning up a lot easier. Dressy, but can be worn everyday too. Looking forward to wearing these for many, many years!

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Brandy
If at first you don't succeed....

Upon first receiving the shoes, I was concerned with the fastening button as there was roughly an inch difference between the button and the end of the strap. The shoes themselves fit a little snug - but nothing a little stretching would not cure.

Day 2 - after emailing my concerns to AD and seriously considering returning these beautiful green shoes, I was kindly advised to use the button hook. Since I really did not want to return these shoes, I gave the fit another go today and used my antique button hook tool. This tool makes all the difference! I also did not initially realize that the button is actually on an elastic fastener.

These shoes are snug and will need to be stretched.... BUT they are going to work. Other than being tight, they fit my foot well and are feel very stable. For context, I have a pair of size 10 Janets by Oak Tree Farms.

Thinking ahead to my next AD purchase, I will definitely size up to the 10 1/2 size.

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Constance
Elegant silhouette, adds a nice touch to an outfit

I've owned and worn these shoes for a while, I can say they are fairly comfortable, but as others have mentioned the button hook is a must when it comes to putting on the shoes because it has a VERY snug fit to hook in the button. I've tried doing it without and it was very challenging, not impossible, but definitely took more effort than I would like haha

I normally have what I would call wider feet, as I have a good fit for size 9 shoes normally were it not for the width. I usually would have to go up half a size but I find for these shoes, the size 9 fit just right. I can even wear them with some thin stockings or socks.

I get a lot of compliments when I wear these out, I really love the grey tones in the blue!

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Nadia
adorable shoes- wish they came in wide

I bought these shoes for my wedding and absolutely adore them. The only complaint that I have is that I desperately wish they came in wide sizes.

Per their recommendations, I ordered a half size up, and the shoes fit *okay*, but the button closure was still a pretty tight fit. Had I sized up even more, the shoes definitely would have been too long to be comfortable.

I'd really love to buy more American Duchess shoes because the aesthetic absolutely cannot be beat, but I'm reticent to because of fit issues.

We're glad you love the shoes! While we're not able to offer wide sizing at this time, we do have some tips and tricks on getting a more comfortable fit by moving the buttons or stretching the strap - our team is always available to answer fit questions like these via email or phone!