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What is it?

11/11/2021 11:01 PM

What is the purpose of these shoe adornments?

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11/11/2021 11:19 PM

The original tap shoe.

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11/12/2021 12:33 AM

The original platform shoe....?

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11/12/2021 3:17 AM

Either Al Capone's "Status Shoes" to make him taller, or the prototype of the FBI's means to fake the footprints of their next candidate for a long term vacation.

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11/12/2021 5:29 AM

Got to walk thru mud and standing water to get from where you are to where you are going.

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11/12/2021 7:07 AM

They would save the shoe from getting mucky in the presence of horse droppings...

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11/13/2021 2:28 AM

Heels on the front, heels behind, couldn't tell a which a way Lost John going ...

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11/13/2021 5:58 AM

Are they used for carpet fitting or something similar.

He's clearly taken more care at the front than the back to stop the attachments slipping backwards when "kicking" say, carpet toward the wall.

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11/13/2021 10:54 AM

I have seen similar, newer versions. We used theses wooden "shoes" to walk on hot metals during the fabrication process where preheat is required for welding. Keeps the feet somewhat insulated so more time can be spent on the hot steel. I do believe they were also used in steel mills prior to the current automated versions.

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11/14/2021 11:02 AM

Moonshiners used to wear these when walking through fields so that the police would not recognize that they were there.

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11/15/2021 10:58 AM

Another idiot trying to change his carbon footprint. S.M.

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