This is a beautiful and rare pair of Victorian boots. What makes this pair of shoes extra special is that they are two toned. The bottom part of the shoes is black leather and the top part is dark brown leather. They lace up and still have the original brown laces. They are lined in canvas.
This lovely pair of boots is in great condition considering how old they are. They are not perfect though. They have a few scuffs on the leather, mostly on the tips of the pointed toes and on the heels (I photographed all of the scuffs). Also, one of the laces is broken off at the end. They have a band of very soft leather at the inner top which has dry rotted (shown in photograph). A thin layer of leather is beginning to peel away at the very edge of the soles. The left boot has a round spot that looks like something may have dripped on it and eaten the leather a little bit.
I am not sure what size the shoes might be, they are actually quite long for Victorian shoes, but they are very narrow. They measure approx. 10 inches long and 2 3/4 inches wide at the widest part. They are stuffed with VERY old news paper. I think these beauties have been admired for many years by someone, and are now ready to be admired by a new owner!
Item ID: RL00288