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Bernhardt Theatrical Boots (Black)

Bernhardt Theatrical Boots

are our gorgeous Victorian style dance boots made for theater and dance. .. Read More

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Bernhardt Theatrical Boots are our gorgeous Victorian style dance boots made for theater and dance. 

The Bernhardt Boots feature an all-leather upper and padded textile lining. These beautiful boots close with a inside zipper but also come with elastic laces for easy adjustment. The shapely ankle, structured toe, and sturdy 2.5 in / 6.4 cm cm Louis heel pair wonderfully with the stage-ready sueded leather soles for a fashionable and flexible dance boot.

Bernhardts are very adjustable for a wide variety of ankle and low-calf measurements, even with the side zipper on the inside of the leg. The top of the Bernhardt boots does not extend to the widest part of the calf muscle. Below are the measurements for a size 7.5, taken edge-to-edge. Measurements scale a little based on size.

Top circumference (edge to edge, including zipper) - 12 in / 30.48 cm
Tongue width - 3.25 in / 8.3 cm
Max Top circumference (let out with tongue) - 14 in / 35.5 cm
Ankle circumference (edge to edge) -  8.5 in / 21.6 cm
Boot height (does not include heel) - 8.5 in / 21.6 cm

*The soles on the Bernhardt boots are an unsealed, slightly sueded leather. For outdoor use, we highly recommend treating the soles regularly with mink oil. For winter wear, it is advised to have a rubber half sole applied at a shoe repair shop.


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Materials & Sizing

  • Uppers are 100% calf leather
  • Custom made French heels are 2.5 in / 6.4 cm cm high, and perfectly balanced for all-day comfort.
  • 100% unsealed leather sole, perfect for dancing
  • Leather facings with textile lining
  • Shaft measures 8.5 in / 21.6 cm
  • 3.25 in / 8.3 cm wide tongue with lace keeper loop
  • "B" width (average)
  • Adjustable lace up closure with grommets
  • Quik-zip on inside of boots.
  • Runs true to size for most customers.
  • Order a half-size larger for wide-width feet, or if you prefer your shoes to fit more loosely, or intend to wear with thicker stockings.

You can find a full sizing chart and fitment advice or more information about materials and product origins behind the MATERIALS/SIZING tab (above this description).

Sizing Trends & Size Chart
Sizing Trends Runs true to size for most customers. We strongly recommend purchasing your usual shoe size (unless you have a wider foot in which case we recommend ordering 1/2 size larger than usual)
Shoe Width B width
Shank Height 8.5 in / 21.6 cm
Sizing Chart Shoe Size Conversion Chart
Color Black
Upper 100% Leather
Lining Twill textile with leather facings
Sole 100% Sueded Leather
Heel Height 2.5 " / 6 cm
Footbed Leather insole lightly padded for comfort
Closure Side Zipe with Elastic Laces
Design Designed by Nicole Rudolph, footwear historian.
Materials People's Republic of China
Assembly Made with pride by our team of skilled footwear artisans in our dedicated and ethical production facility in Houjie Town, Guangdong, China.

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American Duchess is a small, historical, reproduction footwear company based in Reno, Nevada, USA. It was born from one costumer's inability to find elegant, affordable, comfortable and historically accurate footwear. Partnering with a community of hundreds of frustrated costumers around the world, we now manufacture a growing line of beautifully hand crafted Renaissance, 18th Century, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian shoes as well as reproduction shoe buckles and silk stockings.

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