1963 | THE GAUCHO HEEL BY BETH & HERBERT LEVINE

1963 | Beth & Herbert Levine
The Gaucho Heel
Source: The Tennessean Sun | September 15, 1963


Herbert Levine’s stunner: the new Gaucho Heel of hand-carved walnut! It rests beneath the arch, is balanced on a pedestal. Graceful middling height. Black or nutty putty calfskin, $34.

Detroit Free Press
June 30, 1963



1963 | Beth & Herbert Levine | The Gaucho Heel (Walnut wood)
Source: Dutch Leather & Shoe Museum

1963 | Beth & Herbert Levine
Slingback with Gaucho Heel
Source: The Akron Beacon Journal | September 1, 1963


And before “going solo” the Gaucho Heel - in a slightly modified version - was spotted in a sandal whose wooden sole was cut in one piece. It was also adapted for a clog. 


1963 | Beth & Herbert Levine
Wooden sole sandal with the Gaucho Heel
Source: Chicago Tribune | January 4, 1963

1963 | Beth & Herbert Levine
Wooden sole sandal with the Gaucho Heel
Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art



BETH & HERBERT LEVINE
I N D E X

HEELSTORY
HEEL HISTORY IN PICTURES



SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

The Dutch Leather & Shoe Museum owns one Gaucho Heel (Pictured above, second from top) dated 1961/1963.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns both the sandal and the clog: the former dated ca. 1972, the latter 1964.

The Bata Museum owns a zebra striped clog, like the one pictured here below, dated 1967.



1963 | Beth & Herbert Levine
Clogs with the Gaucho Heel
Source: Harper’s Bazaar | April 1963


 

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