Pair of black leather court shoes with Louis heel, made by Gold Cross Shoes.

Gold Cross Shoes were manufactured by the United States Shoe Corporation. Within the United States they were sold as Red Cross Shoes (although the name was not used in the US 1942-1948 owing to action by the House Foreign Affairs Committee during World War II). The company was founded in the late 19th century in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was incorporated in 1931 and is still in operation.

Physical Description

Pair of black suede court shoes with Louis heel. Tongue decoration on front bound with black satin and black satin bow.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Home & Community, Clothing & Textiles

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Miss A. V. Fraser, /1987

  • Inscriptions

    Text, Leather insole stamped in two places, one in sole 'Gold Cross Shoes All Leather Sole'. Stamped in guilt on insole heel 'Gold Cross/The Most Fitting Name in Fashion Shoes'. Figure '71/2 C' stamped on inside.

  • Classification

    Clothing, Female, Footwear

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • overall dimensions

    25.5 cm (Length), 8.5 cm (Width), 10 cm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Fashion, Fashion Design