Pattens, or overshoes, anonymous, c. 1695 - c. 1715

Pattens, or overshoes, anonymous, c. 1695 - c. 1715

wood (plant material), l 27cm × w 9cm × d 15cm More details

To protect delicate fabric-covered shoes from the mud and filth of the street, all kinds of overshoes were worn. This pair has wooden soles which stand on a metal ring. It would have required quite a skilful act of balance to walk on them.

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