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Q: Women's penny loafers of the fifties, Old Maine Trotters ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Women's penny loafers of the fifties, Old Maine Trotters
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: omt-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 10 Jan 2005 09:59 PST
Expires: 09 Feb 2005 09:59 PST
Question ID: 455044
Politicalguru indicated in his last e-mail that he had some possible
suggestions. I answered that he should send them . I have not received
anything and I have one day left on my allotted research time. Thanks,

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 13 Jan 2005 09:49 PST
Dear OMT, 

In your answer to my comment you made it clear that you're looking
first and foremost for the Old Maine ones: I haven't been successful
in finding those (but only other loafers, as well as discussion groups
of people who share your fetish).

I wish you success in finding what you were looking for. Please let me
know if you'll "settle" for the other shoes (the sources providing
these shoes might be good sources in finding the Old Maine Trotters in
the future, if they "stumble" upon them). You don't have to worry
about your question expiring - I can answer here.

Clarification of Question by omt-ga on 13 Jan 2005 10:36 PST
Dear Politicalguru,
Go ahead and post any info about loafers or groups on this site. Also,
other researchers may refer to comments for question ID 442013 for
background on this subject. Thanks, OMT
Subject: Re: Women's penny loafers of the fifties, Old Maine Trotters
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 22 Jan 2005 07:14 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Dear OMT, 

As you're probably aware of, yours is a difficult quest. None of the
stores I've visited had "Old Maine Trotters", only other 1950s style
ladies' loafers.

1950s style ladies' loafers

Places where you can find 50s style loafers now: 

Lisamoo Vintage Designs 

Lisamoo offers the following: 

Etienne Aigner Leather Oxford Penny Loafers, Sz.8.5M 

Saks Fifth Avenue Brown Leather Penny Loafer Pumps, Sz.6.5M

Designer Oxford Leather Loafers, Sz.5

Rusty Zipper

1950's Womens Shoes 

Yahoo! Auctions


Vintage Penny Loafers, 1955- Yellow  

Hello I'm Fabulous

[they also had Gucci ones, which are not exactly your style:

This is list of shops that are a possibility. Though I haven't found
anything currently on the offer ? they sell similar items and
apparently have good sources (sorted alphabetically):

Babylon Mall <>

Ballyhoo Vintage 

Bobbi's Stuff

<>  - yes, you might say this is corny. But there are a
lot of good finds on eBay, and you can have as a registered user a
standard search done for you, whenever something comes up. See, for

Rockport Womens Comfort Brown Leather Penny Loafers 6 M

And other shoes at: 
Our Hutch 

And the general category "Vintage ? 1947 ? 1964"

I don't want to cause you any unnecessary heart ache, but check out this: 

See for example: 
(Cached: <>

Enoki World 

- I noticed that you already posted there, but it is worth a try.

Maggie Mae's 

Nelda's Vintage Clothing

Re-Mix Vintage Shoes

Tangerine Boutique 

Loafer Fetish ? Relevant Sites

Please note, that it is prohibited to link here to adult sites: some
of the sites on the following list are not liked, but rather given in
a written form.

You should start with Eyes Cast Down. is a blog all
about shoe fetishes, and includes links to several forums, message
boards and sites about shoe fetishes.

Several Google Groups are dedicated to fetish; some of the posters
admit loafer fetish in these groups: 



Google Groups address is : ? a search for
[loafers + fetish] within these groups yields many postings.
ICQ groups list one group for loafers fetish and several other
interesting results when searching for "shoe fetish" in general:

<> [though it
is not clear that the group is not for gay loafer-lovers/ My apology
if it is, indeed].

This is the only forum that in fact operates like a chat. However, the
site Bondage .com also has a chat and several forums dedicated to
different aspects of shoe fetish.

Another site that has a message board is "feet dreams .com". I have
found several 1950s loafer messages there.

I hope this answered your question. I know I scanned the web for
several weeks(!) to find your specific loafers (avail) ? and I am
posting this answer, which is clearly only partial (since I couldn't
find the specific Old Maine Trotters) at your request. Please contact
me if you need any clarifications on this answer before you rate it.
My search strategy has been to combine searches for terms such as
[vintage, 1950s, 50s] and terms referring to the loafers.

Request for Answer Clarification by omt-ga on 24 Jan 2005 12:04 PST
The closest to the Trotters of the fifties era were the vintage Merona
Italian leather penny loafers for sale on Yahoo but they did not have
the handsewn heel kickers which distinguished most of the women's
penny loafers of that era...especially, the Old Maine Trotters. One of
your researchers indicated that possibly millions of pairs of Trotters
were made during the fifties and early sixties. Should not there be a
pair or two somewhere? Furthermore, I contacted most of the vintage
clothiers and submitted requests for women's penny loafers of the
fifties. Lastly, the penny loafer blogs on Google were years old, and
I was reluctant to respond.

Clarification of Answer by politicalguru-ga on 24 Jan 2005 12:34 PST
Dear OMT, 

You are absolutly right, but I also have no explanation for this
phenomenon: maybe you should publish an ad in places such as Craig's
List (<>), or better: perhaps in a magazine such as
the AARP magazine, where there are - maybe - readers who have had
these shoes.

I am sorry that there are no further sources, but these current
sources are the ones found after much research. I doubt it if there
are any discussion groups - perhaps except in extreme Porn sites -
that I haven't found.
omt-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $100.00
Tough questions but credible answers

Subject: Re: Women's penny loafers of the fifties, Old Maine Trotters
From: sundevils27-ga on 14 Jan 2005 18:02 PST
Are they similar to the ones shown here?
Subject: Re: Women's penny loafers of the fifties, Old Maine Trotters
From: omt-ga on 15 Jan 2005 07:01 PST
sundevils27, The loafers pictured are indeed Old Maine Trotters but
not the style I am looking for. These were probably made in the late
eighties or nineties. The loafers I am looking for were made in the
fifties and early sixties and were distinguished by their soft leather
and handsewn vamps and heel kickers. They were extremely popular
during that period and close to six million pairs were made. I am
hoping we will locate some in attics, closets or old warehouses.

politicalguru, Go ahead and send information you might have. Thanks, OMT
Subject: Re: Women's penny loafers of the fifties, Old Maine Trotters
From: omt-ga on 21 Jan 2005 09:48 PST
Go ahead and send any information you have about fifties women' s
penny loafers and their groups.   Thanks, OMT
Subject: Re: Women's penny loafers of the fifties, Old Maine Trotters
From: politicalguru-ga on 25 Jan 2005 02:42 PST
Dear OMT, 

Thank you for the rating and the tip. I wish you to find what's you're
looking for. I promise that if I'll stumble upon them, I'll contact

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