In 1864, Missouri teenager Maybelle (age 16) and her family (descendants of the notorious Hatfields) fled their hometown for Texas, avoiding the approaching Union soldiers. While in Texas, Belle became friends with a renegade group of fellow Confederate Missourians, including Jesse James and his gang. Belle's first husband was a stagecoach robber, bringing Belle along for the adventure, resulting in his gruesome death. Running from the law, Belle married into the Starr clan, a Cherokee Indian family notorious for whiskey, cattle, and horse thievery, and learned their rustling ways until she was found guilty of horse theft and served nine months at the Detroit House of Corrections. Legend has it, the outlaw queen inspired fashion of the day with her strong sense of style - riding sidesaddle while dressed in a black velvet riding cape and a plumed hat, carrying two pistols with cartridge belts across her hips. Two days before her 41st birthday, she was ambushed riding home from a neighbour's house and shot several times in an act of vengeance. No one was ever found guilty of her murder, and supposedly her ghost still rides at dusk in the Oklahoma plains.
Using soft, pebbled, vegetable-tanned leathers with diamond patterned laser cutouts, matching ribbons with weighted silver tips, on a 2.5" Fellowship-hi heel and tunite Bellevue sole, this open-toed slingback is sure to make you "wanted" in all 48 states and 13 provinces & territories. Keep pushing west and beyond your imagination.