Nailed on with a variety of nails. I'm guessing more nails were added later for reenforcement. The ball of the foot is the same and is finished with what I think is a piece of leather. You can see a very similar pair of slave shoes in the Chicago History Museum's online archive item number 1920.1734a-b. Era: Unsure, best estimate is late 18th to mid 19th century.
3 1/2 outsole to top of upper. 4 width across the bottom at ball. Not recommended for use, only display / collection. No bad odors and relatively clean.Leather is hard and brittle. All items are hand selected by me and most are vintage or antique.
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