Karolina Women's Retro Oxfords (Black/Oxblood/Ivory)

$145.00 $230.00

7 reviews
US Size

This product is on Last Chance and is non-returnable.

In collaboration with Karolina Zebrowska, meet the incredible Karolina oxfords, inspired by original 1930s designs and made in luxurious and durable suede. These oxfords are all about the details, with interesting Art Deco inspired patterning, cutouts, and an elegant shape to flatter any foot.

The Karolinas are an all-day shoe made on our famously comfortable '30s last with the perfectly balanced 2.5 in / 6.3 cm Spanish heel. We've chosen footwear-specific suede for this design, which is specially made to wear in all weather without damage. This is a soft yet supportive design perfect to pair with all things vintage.


Size Trends Runs true to size for most customers.
Width Women's regular/medium width
Size Chart
Women's Shoe Size Conversion Chart US, Euro, UK, Inches & Mondopoint


Color Black, Oxblood Red, Ivory
Upper Suede Leather
Lining Pigskin leather
Sole Leather
Heel Suede Leather Covered
Heel Height 2.5 inch / 6.35 cm
Footbed Lightly Padded
Closure Lace-up
Design Designed in Reno, Nevada, USA
Materials People's Republic of China
Assembly Made in China

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
So many compliments!

Ive worn these out a few times and have consistently gotten compliments! They’re reasonably comfy, but would be nice to have them available in a wide.


Let me tell you how comfortable these shoes are. I do not wear heels and a 1 inch Cuban heel is enough to give me hip pain. So it is with brazen Aries confidence that I bought these shoes, tried them on for ten minutes and two weeks later (last night) decided to wear them for a pre-birthday bash drag show. Starting with that I left the house too early, walked ten minutes to a bus stop in a surprise light snow fall (again, walking in them for the first time), amazed to discover I had spontaneously developed the ability to walk in heels at all (thank you, incredible French heel design). Then I waited for forty minutes in the bitter cold before realizing the buses don't run that late on a holiday schedule. Walked back home (legs admittedly cramping), ordered a cab, went to the bar, danced my pre-birthday butt off, jumping, standing, stepping, sliding and completely forgetting that I was wearing the highest heel I've ever worn in my life, for four whole hours. Drank more than I've drunk in years and was totally stable on my feet even after leaving; in fact, definitely underestimated my inebriation simply because I wasn't stumbling. Roaring Thirties suddenly make a lot of sense. Anyway, everyone said I looked incredible, my favourite drag queen loved the shoes, and I'm not even sore the next morning. Worth getting dinged 80 CAD in customs fees.

The cutest shoes ever???

This is my third pair of shoes from American Duchess, and they did not disappoint. I debated over this purchase for months before finally pulling the trigger, but when they arrived this afternoon, it quickly became apparent that my money was, as expected, well spent. Obviously the quality is exceptional and they will last many years of comfortable wear, but that almost doesn't even matter compared to the incredible design. When I wore them out downtown, I received a steady stream of compliments that lasted the whole evening. I even received the biggest compliment I've ever gotten on any pair of shoes -- in the ladies room, one half of a friend pair was making over them so much that she told her friend "pee faster, you've gotta see these shoes!" Her friend (who had evidently had a surprising amount to drink by 8:30pm on a Monday but was having a great time regardless) just went ahead and opened up the bathroom stall to peer out at me. Still seated on the porcelain throne, she took a very long look and assured me that she LOVED my shoes before closing the door and moving on with her business. I wasn't expecting this when I ordered these shoes, but I guess I need to get used to it if I'm going to be parading around in what seems to be the maximum level of shoe cuteness attainable in this life. If you're thinking about buying these shoes, my only disclaimer is to make sure you're comfortable receiving compliments and being made over wherever you go. Thank you Karolina Zebrowska!!

Randall Mills
Stylish and comfortable

I'm 76 years old and need something comfortable and colorful to wear with my suits and dress down outfits.These shoes fit the bill in every way I'd recommend every man to get a pair and you'll see why.

Chris Rose
Darling Karolinas

Many thanks to Karolina and American Duchess for designing these beautifully balanced and comfortable shoes. I wear a size 11 and really appreciate having an elegant shoe that is easy to walk in and looks great with black tights. I like the spanish heel which is inset a little and therefore doesn't get scraped when walking down stairs in addition to feeling stable and supportive.