Patent leather toe-peeper platform shoes

Founded in Auckland in 1890, Bridgens and Company Limited was one of the country’s oldest shoe manufacturers. It continued to operate until 1997 when competition from imported footwear forced its closure. This patent leather toe-peeper platform sling-back, the perfect shoe to wear with jumpsuits and flares, was produced by Bridgens in the 1970s.


Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Bridgens & Co, 326 New North Road, Auckland
Garment type: Shoes
Material: Patent leather
Features: The shoes have a platform sole and a sling-back strap.
Colour: Black, white
Date: 1970s