Lame boot

I have been using this time at home to create order in my endless electronic archives of images and snippets. I am finding interesting things like this 1906 advert for O’Connor, manufacturer of footwear for the lame, and in another file, an extant example from, I think, the podiatric shoe museum at Temple University in Pennsylvania.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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1 Response to Lame boot

  1. Pretty sure I had the 1870 version of Lame Boot in my closet at one time. Actually I have a pair of Fluevogs that are vaguely similar and will be making their way into your collection soon.

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