This is a fine antique period snuff box in the form of a Victorian shoe or boot. The top is hinged and opens to reveal a small cavity to hold your snuff. The sole of the shoe and heel are leather. The wood has a beautiful patina.
This is a fairly large example. It measures 7.5" heel to toe, 4.25" tall at the heel, and 2.25" wide across the top.
This would make an excellent addition to a collection of tobacciana.