1954 | BETH & HERBERT LEVINE | THE CIRCLES

1954 | Beth & Herbert Levine
"The Circles", stay-on mule 


HERBERT LEVINE, famous for the stay-on magnet insole. "The Circles" in black or navy suede, 27,95 Gold reptile 29,95.

Source: Detroit Free Press
September 12, 1954


The MAGNET insole was Levine's own take of Maxwell Sachs' spring-o-lator. The Levines were the first to experiment Maxwell's invention (as seen in LIFE magazine May 24, 1954) but were not granted exclusive rights for its use. 

The model "The Circles" (above) is kept at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and its record date (c.1950) can now be amended.



1954 | Beth & Herbert Levine
"The Circles", stay-on mule (detail)
Source: Detroit Free Press - September 12, 1954

1954 | Beth & Herbert Levine
"The Circles", stay-on mule 

1954 | Beth & Herbert Levine
"The Circles" with other heavy hitters of the footwear industry
Source: Detroit Free Press - September 12, 1954



BETH & HERBERT LEVINE
FINE SHOES




1954 | Beth & Herbert Levine
The Stay-On Shoe
Photographs: Gjon Mili
Source: LIFE magazine - May 24, 1954


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