More Treasures Discovered

April 23, 2014 § 6 Comments

My sister who lives in my grandfather’s former home in Florida found a few shoes stored in her garage. 1 pair of I. Miller, 1 pair of Daniel Green and 1 Crik-etts. The I. Miller and Daniel Green look like they’re from the 1930’s. It’s a mystery as to why he would have saved them since he didn’t leave Schwartz & Benjamin until the 1940’s and joined I. Miller in the 1950’s. They look like samples to me — too small to belong to my grandmother Rose. They may have been his designs that were copied (Patent). Unfortunately with the relentless Florida humidity the shoes are in sad shape.

IMG_0982

Grandpa's House

IMG_0979

IMG_0983

IMG_0981

IMG_0980

IMG_0997

IMG_1003

IMG_0974

IMG_0996

IMG_1002

IMG_0969

IMG_0998

IMG_0999

 

 

IMG_1001

 

CRIK-ETTS

March 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

My grandfather, Ben Benjamin created a shoe called Crik-etts that boasted the first flexible sole.  I found these clippings with some other things he gave me.  He didn’t tell me much about it.  I wish I had known to ask him about this part of his life and also his days at I. Miller that followed.

Criketts a platform you can stand on

Footwear Flash

Criketts Newspaper Ad2

CRIK-ETTS letterhead 1

Criketts Brochure 1

Criketts Brochure 1.2

Criketts AD - Revolutionize Shoe

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with Crik-etts at Women's Footwear in America.