These rare ladies' side lacing half boots are made of the softest kid leather and have silk binding, gently rounded toes, a lightly polished linen lining and grommet-less holes on the side for lacing over a separate, square-topped tongue. Although there is some deterioration to the silk top-binding, the shoes are presented as they were found - attached to each other via a cord through a tiny hole in the heel of each and appearing to be possibly unworn. In excellent condition with a few tiny surface pocks to the leather and the aforementioned silk deterioration. Replaced lacing. The decoration is not included.
Pictures from: Jonathan Walford, Der verführerische Schuh. Modetrends aus vier Jahrhunderten, 2007.
Outside heel-to-toe: ~ 10 ¼"
Wide: ~ 2 ¼"
Tall: ~ 4 ¾"