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Mrs Keturah Pestel
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« on: April 12, 2015, 11:24:53 AM »

Trying to figure out my appropriate options...we are leaving Peru soon, but there is a shoemaker here who can make me some boots for my girls to my specifications.  I don't have the option of looking at real Civil War era children's shoes and I probably should have done this earlier but I'm spending the Peruvian soles we will get from selling off our household items and that way I don't have to deal with losing money in the exchange rate. 

I'm thinking of a pair of boots similar to these from the Met- https://www.pinterest.com/pin/22729173096241289/  except that my 7 year old loves to be fancy and wants foxing (heel and toe, similar to the Fugawee style Jenny Lynn but with foxing on the heel as well) http://fugawee.com/cw%20women%27s.htm

I'm also wondering (being a mom and curious about ease of access) if children's boots had elastic gussets (similar to the Rose style from Fugawee), and if so, can I do foxing on those.  The sky is the limit here...I could easily have the boots made without a heel, like the Met pair and I could do side lacing as well (what should the laces be made from?) 

I'm hoping someone has information that I could use- I'm sorry to not do more research, I have spent a few hours poring over CDVs posted online.  Our impression is upper middle class in MN so I think that we could get away with the fancier style of boot.  And I was thinking forest green, dark blue, wine red, brown, black for leather colors. Black for the foxing.  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 06:27:53 PM »

In this link to shoes in the Wisconsin Historical Society collection there is a blue (looks to be silk) with black foxing, and another shoe that shows elastic gussets. 
http://museumcollections.wisconsinhistory.org/Results.cfm?ParentID=1209860
 
Hopefully this was a bit helpful. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 06:37:05 PM »

Basically, Yes. Cheesy

Yes, you can do cool colors. Yes, you can have foxing and gussets. Yes, you could have front or instep lacing (using those plain round cord shoelaces, generally.) And your children's feet will be the envy of all around. Cheesy And it will be great to have you back in our hemisphere! Cheesy
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