Our primitive hinged shoe last has certainly been around the block. It may be retired from the cobbler's shop, but this gorgeous artifact is doing us good.
Note the authentic patina of the wood. Note the discolorations and surface wear from use and work. And note the design, with a see-through open area at the instep. Marked '43' on the sole. Dated to the early 1900s.
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