Renoir Women's Victorian Button Boots (Merlot)


20 reviews
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Renoir Victorian Button Boots offer sturdy sophistication with the perfect mid-Victorian silhouette. Period-correct for the late 1850s to the 1880s, Renoir features all-leather materials, true side-buttoning closure, and the comfort you need for all-day re-enactments.

These mid-Victorian and Bustle Era boots have square toes, a short heel molded from an original, and an attractive scalloped edge and top, making them practical yet feminine, and ideal for a fashionable Victorian lady.

Wear Renoirs for historical events, or add a bit of incognito history to your cottagecore, dark academia, or historybounding outfits. Renoirs have appeared on screen in "Victoria," and "Alias Grace."

You will need a button hook to easily and quickly get your boots on. Button hooks are sold separately. 

Materials & Sizing

  • Hand sewn 100% calf leather upper
  • Custom-made opera heels are 1.5 in / 3.8 cm
  • Soles are 100% leather
  • Lined leather, with leather insoles
  • Shaft measures 6 in / 15.25 cm.
  • Top circumference of boot measures 10.5in / 27 cm
  • Button closure - Buttons may be moved to adjust fit.
  • Button Fly overlap is 1.5 in / 3.8 cm
  • Ankle measurement approx. 10 in / 25.4 cm (based on size 7.5)
  • Renoirs do not have toe boxes - this is historically correct construction, but ladies desiring a little more room in the toes should order a half-size larger.
  • Left and Right lasted.
  • B width - ladies needing a "C" width fitting should order a half-size larger.
  • A button hook is strongly recommended for ease of closure; sold separately


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 Merlot Burgundy
Upper 100% Calf Leather
Lining Pigskin leather
Sole Leather
Heel Leather Covered
Heel Height 1.5 inch / 3.8 cm
Footbed Lightly Padded
Closure Buttons
Design Designed in Reno, Nevada, USA
Materials People's Republic of China
Assembly Made in China

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
gloria ortiz

They fit and arrived when they said. Thank you


i adore these gorgeous boots!!! i don't normally wear heels since i have weird and sensitive feet but wanted to try with these since they fit my style and it was so worth it! note that i did order a half size up from what i normally wear after reading reviews since i always wear decently thick socks and that was the right choice for me! immediately upon trying them on for the first time they fit absolutely perfectly! i was worried i wouldn't be able to button them at the top because of my slightly larger calves, but had no problem! i wore these out all day last weekend to a farmer's/craft market, got so many compliments, and didn't even start to feel any pain until hours into wearing them (which for me is UNBELIEVABLE, my feet normally start to hurt after around 1-2 hours in other shoes, it took probably 4-5 hours of constant standing and walking to start to hurt in these!) they're incredibly high quality and look and feel amazing, i cannot recommend them enough!!! 🖤

Beautiful but not robust

These boots are beautiful and comfortable, but I don't recommend wearing them as if they are anything other than pumps. That is to say, don't think you can wear them outside to walk down the street, any more than you would a pair of high heals meant for the office. I wore mine a couple of times inside- no problems at all. I wore them a third time outside to walk in a 1.5km parade, on a level and smooth, paved street and the heals are destroyed. The heal caps sheered off from the boot heal and now I will have to pay a cobbler to remove them and repair them enough to apply new caps. I expected more durability from these, but I was wrong. These are an indoor only boot, for light wear only.

The heel cap is a consumable part that does wear down over time or when worn on rough surfaces, and is intended to be replaced as it wears down. Heel caps are a tricky thing - different temperatures can cause them to expand and contract, and occasionally an individual's walking pattern can make them a bit more likely to make a break for it. We do include an extra pair of heel caps in the shoe box just for instances like these!

The Perfect Boot

I'm so pleased that I decided to start my journey with American Duchess with these boots. I have a difficult foot to fit (B-width heel, C-width front, and fallen arches) and normally take a 6.5W. Given this, I opted to go up a half size to the 7. The length turned out to be perfect, and the boot fit my heel (even with a half orthotic) without any issues. In fact, my heel fits better in these boots than in any of the other shoes I own! Although the width at the toe was tight, I used shoe stretchers and they now fit perfectly. I'm absolutely in love these boots — so delighted with the purchase!

Snug fit but comfortable

These boots are fantastic. They arrived really quickly. I wear a 9.5 - 10 and have high arches. I bought the 10s and they were snug. They fit comfortably with thinner tights/socks and I expect will loosen some as i wear them more. If you don't have a button hook i highly recommend getting one. The buttons are very snug and difficult to fasten without a hook.