Marilyn Women's 1940s Pumps (Oxblood)


8 reviews
US Size

Step into a pair of our famous Marilyn 1940s Pin-Up Pumps, the quintessential retro slip-on shoe for the late 1930s, 1940s, and early 1950s.

These beautiful reproduction shoes feature a curvaceous sweetheart vamp, rounded toes, and our reproduction '40s Cuban heel. Named for Marilyn Monroe, the Marilyn pumps pair perfectly with just about every outfit for both day and evening, and are so comfortable and well-balanced that you can wear them all day or all night. 

Materials & Sizing

  • 100% leather upper, lining, and soles
  • 3 inch / 7.6 cm reproduction 1940s Cuban heels
  • "B" width (average)
  • Made in China


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


Color Oxblood Red
Upper 100% Calf Leather
Lining Pigskin leather
Sole Leather
Heel Leather Covered
Heel Height 3 inch / 7.62 cm
Footbed Lightly Padded
Closure Slip-on


Design Designed in Reno, Nevada, USA
Materials People's Republic of China
Assembly Made in China

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Lizzy Fischer
Absolutely Perfect For Me

I've had these shoes for about two years now and I LOVE them! They're beautiful, versatile, very well-made, and incredibly comfortable. I ordered a size 8 and they fit me true to size without needing any cushioning. The heel of the shoe is well-centered on the heel of the foot to avoid the usual pain that comes with wearing high heels, to the point that I hardly notice I'm even in heels when I'm wearing them. Just last week I went out in these to dinner, came home, walked several blocks, swing-danced for an hour, and walked back without so much as a twinge - the last pair of heels I tried to dance in I had to kick them off in the first twenty minutes!

I got these hoping to have exactly one pair of good-quality formal shoes that know I'll never have to worry about breaking down suddenly or hurting me, and these absolutely fit that bill. I highly recommend these to anyone who's looking for a reliable pair of heels - at this point, AD is the only shoe company I trust to do heels right.

Beautiful, classic shoes

These are gorgeous. The quality is evident, and the line of the show is just as elegant as shown. I had to add arch supports to mine (I splurged for nice ones- arch “cookies” or wedges will fit up against the wall of the shoe for a built-in and natural feel) and now that I have them, the shoes are incredibly comfortable and very walkable. Also, I just walked across a lawn in them (something I was not planning to ever do in these shoes!) and because the heel is so nice and wide, the shoes didn’t sink into the grass at all, and came out on the other side still perfectly clean. The vintage look perfectly accentuates some of my more vintage leaning outfits, while being subtle enough to not look out of place dressing up a nice pair of jeans. I love the red, it sits just on the edge between shades so it can appear to match both true reds and coppery brown or orange tones in an outfit. Super lovely, exactly what I hoped for. Lives up to the reputation for comfort and quality so far, and I’m optimistic that they’ll continue to do so for decades to come.


These shoes are absolutely lovely in person! The quality is wonderful, and the shape of the vamp is so classy and flattering! I have wide feet, except for my heels, which are pretty small, so I often struggle to find shoes that fit comfortably in the toes without slipping off my heels. I ordered my usual size in these shoes, and added heel cushions from Amazon, which took care of that part. They feel slightly snug in the toe and metatarsal area, but I'm pretty confident that they'll stretch to a very comfortable spot as they break in naturally, or with the aid of a shoe stretcher.

Exactly what I hoped for!

I've had my eye on the Marilyn pumps for over a year, and decided to buy them for my wedding shoes. The size I ordered was a half size too big, but the return process was incredibly easy. Within days, I had the correct size! They are beautiful, well constructed, and I can't wait to wear them on my wedding day!

Beautiful shoes, so comfortable, runs a bit large

I love my Marilyns! I needed a practical black pump that could go with anything in my wardrobe and these are perfect. The cuban heel makes these shoes so comfortable and balanced. I originally ordered in 8.5, same as my Peggys, and they were far too big. I sized down to an 8 and they fit much better, spot on for the left and still a tiny bit big on the right (I have medium-narrow feet). I stuffed the toe slightly and now they're perfectly snug. Thank you AD for all the gorgeous vintage shoes!!

We're so glad you like them! Narrow feet can be tricky in the Marilyn, as the sides are low and there's less to hold the shoe to your foot. A ball of foot cushion might be helpful to get a perfect fit on that right shoe.