A friend of mine shared the link to an ebay auction last week. The link was for the most amazing pair of shoes I have ever seen! Glamorous vintage peeptoe pumps, but with a little something special in the heel. ...well, actually, not just in the heel, but the entire heel itself! Designed to look like a birdcage, these heels actually have a little bird inside too! I caught the auction midway through. They'd been bid up to about $250 and had yet to reach the reserve price. In the end, they sold for a whopping $482.99!!! Unbelievable! But then again, in all my years in vintage, I have never seen another pair of shoes like these! Definitely a collectors item and worthy of ending up in a museum or on the lucky winners feet!
Here are a couple of pics of the shoes...but you can still see the ebay auction with additional photos and information here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Vintage-LaRose-Birdcage-Peeptoe-Sandals-6-1-2-D-/170521136026?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Vintage_Shoes&hash=item27b3da0b9a#ht_5653wt_966