1964 | BETH & HERBERT LEVINE | THE ROLL HEEL


Of course!
1964 | Beth & Herbert Levine | On A Roll
Source: The Miami News | September 28, 1964


Unfashionably called SAUSAGE HEEL, it was actually named “On A Roll”, one of the many clever designs concocted by Beth Levine. The heel is made of kidskin rolled into a tight spiral while the vamp was available in leather or velveteen fabrics as seen in these - rarely - noticed pictures in LIFE magazine.



1964 | Herbert Levine for Tiffeau | detail
The zebra-patterned Roll Heel
Source: LIFE magazine | October 2, 1964

1964 | Herbert Levine for Tiffeau
The zebra-patterned Roll Heel
Source: LIFE magazine | October 2, 1964


INTRODUCING
BETH & HERBERT LEVINE


HEELSTORY



SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns two pairs of Levine’s “On A Roll” (the first dated circa 1962, the second 1962), while the Bata Shoe Museum owns one (dated 1950’s).
Linda O'Keffe's "Shoes" missed the mark by ten year (1954, page 114).


1964 | Beth & Herbert Levine | On A Roll
At the museums: Metropolitan (L & C), Bata (R)


 

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