Primrose Women's 18th Century Shoes (Black/Pink)


4 reviews
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Step back in time with the delicious Primrose 18th century shoes. This authentic embroidered satin design has been recreated in collaboration with The Bata Shoe Museum, capturing the look and feel of the original shoes from 1770s-1790s. Made on the Dunmore last and 2 inch / 5 cm heel, you can be sure that style doesn't mean sacrificing comfort.

The Primrose 18th century shoes are part of the "In Bloom" collection developed with the Bata Shoe Museum. Every pair of Primroses sold benefits this important collection and supports Bata in their study, outreach, and conservation.

Primrose does not come with 18th century shoe buckles. You may find our complete selection of 18th century shoe buckles in the accessories section. Please see our page on how to fit your buckles, or watch our shoe buckle fitting video for more information.

Though the antiques were made in silk, our shoes are made in a durable and cleanable polyester satin, the ideal choice for footwear built to last. Spritz your shoes with Angelus Water & Stain Repellent to keep them in good condition and looking swell. 

Materials & Sizing

  • Durable poly satin upper bound in petersham ribbon.
  • 100% leather sole.
  • Cotton canvas lining and insole with leather heel counter.
  • Latchet closure sized for 1.25 inch 18th century shoe buckles
  • Custom-made Italian heel crafted after original examples
  • Heel Height - 2 inch / 5.08 cm
  • Soft toe boxes create the correct historical silhouette
  • Left and Right lasted for maximum comfort
  • B width
  • Runs true to size for most customers


Size Trends Runs true to size for most customers.
Width Regular (B) width 
Size Chart
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Color Black/Pink
Upper Polyester satin, embroidery, and ribbon
Lining Pigskin leather, textile
Sole Leather
Heel Satin covered
Heel Height 2 inch / 5 cm
Footbed Lightly Padded
Closure Latchets
Design Based on an original in the Bata Shoe Museum
Materials People's Republic of China
Assembly Made in China

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
wendy critchfield

Absolutely darling

Fantastic as usual

This is my fourth pair of American Duchess shoes. In my experience all of them start out a little snug and loosen up with a few wears (even poly satin, not just leather). I got the Dauphine buckles for these and the pairing is great. Can't wait to wear these with my robe en chemise.

Kerry McClure
Love Dunmores!

These are great shoes. The Dunmore model is my favorite American Duchess shoe and my collection of them has now reached double digits, so I'm pretty familiar with them, both the leather and the fabric versions. I found these embroidered Dunmores to be comfortable right out of the box; my first wearing was to an 18th century ball and they felt great all night. Beautiful embroidery; a really striking pair of shoes that will get you numerous compliments.

Amazingly beautiful shoes

I loved these shoes and the historical accuracy they had. I wore them to prom with my Edwardian inspired dress and had a fantastic time.