Pair of shoes, Shaftesbury Shoes Ltd

Pair of shoes, Shaftesbury Shoes Ltd

Pair of shoes
Shaftesbury Shoes Ltd (manufacturers)
1940s
Great Britain
Plaited leather straps, leather-covered platform sole with circular inset layers and leather-covered heel
Museum no. T.33&A-1988
Given by Mrs M. Bagel

This pair of shoes is typical of the mid 1940s, during which time it was fashionable to wear tall platform shoes.  Because of war-time shortages, the platform soles were often made out of cork.  In keeping with the fashion for height, hair was worn piled high on top of the head, and clothing was narrow with exaggerated padded shoulder.