The Dusty In Black Patent – Ladies Retro T-Bar Shoe by Modshoes


4.97 out of 5
  • UK2 | Euro35
  • UK3 | Euro36
  • UK4 | Euro37
  • UK5 | Euro38
  • UK6 | Euro39
  • UK7 | Euro40
  • UK8 | Euro41

The Dusty

These stylish shoes have a real retro feel and we absolutely love them ! Called “The Dusty” after 60’s icon Dusty Springfield, we feel that these gorgeous shoes will suit those looking for the elegance of 40’s, 50’s and 60’s styling. They look amazing with a dress, but work equally well with jeans or casuals. The Dusty really is the “go to” shoe for any occasion.

If you are looking for a shoe that combines elegance with all day comfort, then the Dusty is the one for you. The heel height is 3 inches, but because of the sturdy block shape, you just don’t feel that “wobble” that makes a more spindly high heel a scary prospect !

You will see from the numerous fab reviews how much our customers love their Dustys. In fact they can prove addictive, many customers come back again and again for more colours to add to their collection.

As far as sizing is concerned, the Dusty is fairly true to normal UK size. If you are between sizes, then probably best to go down rather than up. Width-wise they are generous and should accommodate most widths of feet.

The black patent leather, has such a classic look about it, especially when combined with the contrast white piping. Notice the check detail on the heel, which give the Dusty it’s iconic quirky look. Take a look at the pictures below, and you can see just how unique and beautiful these shoes are.

The shoes are made for us in Spain, by a small, exclusive company that specialise in small runs and retro style.

Sizes : Euro 35 to Euro 41
Upper Leather
Inner Leather
Sole Man Made

Weight 1.2 kg
Ladies Sizes

UK2 | Euro35, UK3 | Euro36, UK4 | Euro37, UK5 | Euro38, UK6 | Euro39, UK7 | Euro40, UK8 | Euro41

34 reviews for The Dusty In Black Patent – Ladies Retro T-Bar Shoe by Modshoes

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin Woodward

    Got these for my wife. She loves them especially the deign on the heel

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol Cunningham

    I love my shoes. The video recommends getting a size smaller than you normally wear and it is very good advice. I have a wide foot and normally wear a size six but went for a size 5 and that was definitely the way to go.

    This isn’t against Mod Shoes but more against APC delivery company and I feel people should be aware. APC only delivers Monday through Friday (no weekend deliveries) 8am to 4pm so if you’re not in, it’s best to get your shoes from a local APC depot which is what I had to do.

    • Andrew Lindsay

      Hi Carol
      Sorry about your experience with APC. We do work closely with them to “Iron Out” problems as they happen.

      Its a problem for a lot of courier delivery companies. Meaning they need a signature and the client / customer to be in. At modshoes we can send where ever you want, so relations, work, friend who is at home etc.

      Anyone reading this and being worried, please dont as our phone operators can change a delivery address after you have placed an order, and there is a section for shipping to be a different place to home.

      Hope that helps everyone

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Fiona Dodsworth

    Love these! Good quality, comfortable, and worth every penny. I bought one size down as recommended.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachael Butler

    I absolutely love my black dustys! They are literally the most comfy heels I’ve ever owned and were worth the money. I can wear them all day and through to evening without my feet hurting. I want them in all of the colours now!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emma Paisey

    My second pair of Dusty’s and they are one of my favourite pairs of shoes. Stylish and ultra mod. The heels have a fun pattern which set them off from the rest. If you’re looking for something different grab a pair of Dusty’s.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel Steel

    I bought these in the size down as recommended, I too have very wide feet and my only criticism would be that the strap is shorter than I would like – but I persevered as I just love my shoes! 😍😍

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel Owen

    The latest addition to my wife’s collection of Dusty’s. She loves how they look and how they feel – I wonder which colour will be next!
    Modshoes not only provide quality shoes, their standard of customer service is excellent – nothing is a problem, clear communication and the ‘personal touch’.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Dusty Pantent in black I purchased my a size down as recommended and they fit lovely I would of liked a little longer strap but that just a personal preference as I have wide feet 👠

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debbie Broughton

    Dusty patent, love the heel pattern, comfy, would recommend.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very comfortable shoes. Need a size smaller as suggested. Highly recommended

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    I absolutely love these shoes, comfortable and unusual design, I feel great wearing them.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    WOW beautiful shoes, so comfortable to wear and gorgeous to look at ❤️
    Love them…
    Great quality as expected.
    Super fast delivery.
    Make me feel a million dollars.
    They feel so amazing…
    Want more, only problem is what colour to choose from as there are so many 🙃 Xxxx

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Pople

    Love these – fancied them for a while but don’t normally wear that high a heel. Hubby treated me for my birthday and whilst still breaking them in they are great – so smart and went for the smaller size as suggested – right move!
    Looking forward to more Modshoes in the future!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Beautiful comfy shoes didn’t need any breaking in comfy from day one got loads of good comments when I wear them recommend getting a size smaller then your normal size delivery fast great fast reply from staff don’t hesitate highly recommend you will not be disappointed only problem now is want then in more colours

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ordered in a size down as instructed & they fit perfectly. Although quite a high heel they are very comfortable. When I wear these I always get compliments on my shoes

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love these shoes, they’re high but very comfortable. Everyone comments on them. I’d been thinking about buying them for a while I’m so glad I did. Definitely go for the size smaller.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love my Dustys will buy more shoes from mod shoes fabulous

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicky Pugh

    I didn’t think I’d find another pair of shoes that I love as much as my miss mollys…but I was wrong! Gorgeous shoes, look great on and comfortable too!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ordered these beautiful shoes, a size smaller as recommended. Perfect fit and so comfortable that I wore them out the same night I got them. Walked across town with no discomfort and I don’t wear heels often.
    The quality is fantastic, well made and no blemishes on the patent leather.
    I now have my eye on other designs on this site.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fiona Friel

    Love these shoes , I didn’t go down the smaller size but I just use a wee heel grip & all good .
    I might go smaller size on my next pair

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle Bailey

    Waited 3 months for these in my size – boy was it worth the wait! They are gorgeous and so comfortable…haven’t taken them off my feet since they were delivered!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Claire G

    My second pair of Dustys as I loved the first pair so much. So stylish – I get lots of admiring comments and also so comfy – I cycle wearing mine every day. I bought these as seconds and was slightly worried as there was no returns. I needn’t have been concerned, they are excellent. I now need to find a reason for my next pair! (Do you think the royal wedding justifies both blue and red?)

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nikkie Marks

    Love the black Dusty’s these were my second pair. I can wear them all day at work, go out for the evening, dance. This style makes me smile when I put them on and makes me feel good. I love the heel, really adds a different dimension.

    My only thought, is what colour do I get next.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    I got the black patent Dusty’s for my Christmas. I love them they are so comfortable. The checkered heel just sets them off. I have received lots of compliments about them. I am a UK6 and found 39 to be a perfect fit.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love these shoes. I live in flats and wondered how I’d cope in heels but they are surprisingly comfortable and easy to walk in, even for me! I was unsure of what size to order as I’m a 5 or a 6 depending on the make. I read the reviews, went with a 5 which fit perfectly. I only wish I had the money to buy them in every colour!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Homer

    I bought these for my wife for Christmas…….absolutely loves them.
    Great quality Great service.👍😎

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    Saved hard to buy these shoes for a special party and felt fantastic in them. It felt like I went back in time to when I was a mod in the 80s. The shoes are smart, comfortable and go with almost anything I wear, Capri trousers, dresses and skirts. Service was exceptional right from informing us when back in stock to delivery.
    I love the new colours, and Im saving for the lavender Dustys ❤️

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    Can shoes be delicious ? I started with the black patent and now have a fine set of 6 different colours – always get great comments on my Modshoes.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joanne Fitzpatrick

    I am a size 8 and quite a wide foot, but these shoes are so comfortable and I feel amazing wearing them. They get comments wherever I go. Also very well made. Highly recommend!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deborah Hughes

    Comfortable, quirky, retro, beautifully made and will add a little bit of charisma to your look!! As for the company, they know their product, send out quickly and send replacements even more quickly. A breath of fresh air in today’s world.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love these shoes, always get comments on how fabulous they are, while wearing them.
    Great buy.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5


    I LOVE The Dusty.
    I have them in 4 colours and can happily wear them all day to teach in my primary classroom (Trust me, there is very little sitting down!)
    Really comfy and look great!
    I cannot recommend the highly enough!! Love, love, love.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    alan thompson

    bought numerous pairs for the wife she loves them in fact every pair of shoes from mod shoes she loves

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jan Davies

    My second pair of Dusty’s, another present from my thoughtful husband. These were a bit of a tight fit when I first tried them on, but I wore them an hour or so for a few days around the house and they now fit perfectly.

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