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    Posted 13 years ago

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    I bought these at an auction recently and have no idea what they are. They were included in a misc. lot.

    They have a brass ankle fixture and leather/cloth strap. Soles are made of wood and have lots of tiny round headed nails are driven into the them.

    Pieces have come apart - toe - heel. Toes are covered in black leather. Both piece are stamped with the number 17.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 13 years ago
      Could they be early ice climbing shoe clamp on soles ? Neat set and thanks for sharing . Hope someone can positively ID them
    2. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 13 years ago
      maybe some medical shoe for someone-Polio victim??
    3. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 13 years ago
      might check out tap shoes
    4. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 12 years ago
      could be boot sole protector for motorcycle racing..think they called them something like "hot boot". Going through corners the racer puts foot down onto ground and glides along the surface....
      could be what you have here????? cool piece, wanna get rid of it?
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 12 years ago
      It looks like there could have been a hinge attached to hold the two pieces together (note even spacing of holes). It would make walking much easier.
    6. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 12 years ago
      These are motorcycle racing shoes. They are from the '30s or '40s.
    7. EAS, 12 years ago
      You have a pair of mid 19th century pattens worn as overshoes. Very typical.
    8. sarahoff sarahoff, 11 years ago
      Early tap shoes?

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