Claire Women's 1940s Oxfords (Brown)

$150.00 $205.00

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A good, solid oxford is a real asset to any vintage fashion enthusiast. Why sacrifice your vintage style for practicality when you can do as your grandmother did and sport a great pair of low-heeled oxfords? Our Claire 1940s Oxfords meet all the requirements of a sensible shoe while also playing up that chic vintage style we all love.

Claire 1940s Oxfords are direct reproductions of an original CC41 compliant "Academy Girl" brand shoe. They meet all the requirements for most military unit dress shoes and are similar in design and decoration to original styles sold as military dress shoes by historic brands such as Lotus and Red Cross.

Claires are constructed of a calf leather upper, lined in brown pigskin leather, with leather soling and a 1.6 in / 4 cm stacked-look heel, just like the original.


Size Trends Runs true to size for most customers.
Width Regular (B) width 
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Color Brown
Upper 100% leather
Lining Leather
Sole Sealed leather
Heel Cuban heel, leather veneer w/ stacked look
Heel Height 1.6 inch / 4 cm
Footbed Lightly padded
Closure Lace-up

Design Designed in Reno, Nevada, USA
Materials China
Assembly Made in China

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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Denise Lhamon
Worth every penny!

Do I love my new Oxfords? Yes. Yes I do. Can I wear them every day all day? Yes. Yes I can.

Am I going to spend a STUPID amount of money buying more shoes from American Duchess? Also yes.

I was worried that the 9 I ordered would be too big since I tend to run from an 8 1/2 - 9, but after walking around in them, I’m glad I got the half size bigger. Stupid comfy, really well made, once you wear these shoes you’ll understand how women. Oils wear heels all day and not be worn out.

10/10 will absolutely buy more.

Amber L.
Lovely 1940's shape

These shoes look wonderful for swing dancing, and I can hop and be dipped while maintaining my balance! The heel length is perfect for a walk on the town. Yes, they look complete with both skirts AND jeans, just like in the 40's ❤️

Deborah Walsh
Claire's in brown

Love them. Perfect heighth for comfort

So comfortable

These shoes are so comfortable and so cute. I wanted an Oxford with this size heal, and toe shape, and I searched high and low. These look cute with jeans and skirts. The leather is soft. I like the larger laces too. Great shoe.

New favorite shoes!

I’ve been vying for a pair of American Duchess shoes for years. I finally went for it and I don’t regret it in the slightest. I ordered a 7.5 (my shoe size ranges from 6.5 to 8 depending on brand - but my actual shoe size is 7/7.5). It fits very well, and gives just a bit of room for thicker socks if I wanted to wear them. I can wear them all day long with no pain. They do require a little bit of breaking in, as the leather is a wee bit stiff at first, but it’s still comfortable. It is loud when you walk, so if you don’t like making an entrance you should keep that in mind. The heels aren’t too tall, nor are they too short. Just perfect!