Beautiful! Practical! And comfortable! These sophisticated bronze leather pumps tipped in shining dark chocolate brown patent were designed by Palter DeLiso in the late 1950’s.
These are one of my absolute favorites! I love the way they look and I love to wear them! Sexy and elegant, they also feel great on which is the best part of all.
This pair was custom made for Nordstrom. Inside the right shoe is a little golden hammer and the words “custom lasted.” Inside the left shoe the insole is labeled Nordstrom’s Shoes Portland – Seattle. Many shoes of that era were made to order for upper class stores which carried their own exclusive styles by particular designers.
This is a great example of a brown shoe that is very glamorous. It can be worn with many colors and looks lovely with nude or dark hose. Because of the dark toe tip it is smashing worn with black in the fall and winter in the sophisticated color combination of black and brown which is seen often in Italy but seldom in the United States.
The entire shoe is crafted of leather and is hand made. The inside is lined in light beige leather and the inner heel is lined in an even lighter suede to help the heel cling to your foot when wearing nylons rather than slip and slide. I find the use of beige lining so considerate of this designer because the lighter lining color does not stain your light colored stockings.
This pair of DeLiso Debs Arias is gorgeous with all colors of tweed suits and winter woolen coats! By themselves they are a work of art and I enjoy just looking at them.
Photos by Fredric Lehrman, styled by Violette de Courcy.
This pair of DeLiso Debs Aria Pumps are from The Lady Violette Shoe Collection