High-heel silver leather slingbacks

Since 1953, the name David Elman has been synonymous with elegant shoes. Raymond Monks, the founder of the label, learnt the trade in his father's business, before setting up on his own in a small factory in Grey Lynn, Auckland. From the outset, the emphasis was on quality materials, a high level of craftsmanship, exemplary attention to detail, not being too flashy and maintaining a balance between comfort and good design.


Credit: Image courtesy of the Tauranga Heritage Collection
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Manufacturing location: Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Garment type: Shoes
Material: Leather
Features: The shoes have peep toes, a slingback strap that joins a buckled strap over the foot and a tapering heel.
Colour: Silver
Label: David Elman
Date: 1970s