Black leather ankle-length, lace-up boot without a sole, circa 1930. Dr Herbert Bower suggests it is an unfinished boot. Located at a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia.

Physical Description

Black leather over-shoe, shaped like an ankle-length, lace-up boot without a sole. The foot part splays out to protect the shoes worn underneath from rain. This part is lined with cream canvas with one blue stripe. Laces are missing.


Example of footwear that may have been used in a Victorian mental health hospital

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