Curious Pair of Shoes Called "Soles" Ardèche late 19th Century



The "Soles" are heavy duty shoes whose soles are studded with sharp blades. They were in wood for the sole, leather for the portion covering the foot and metal for the dents.The soles were used to peel the chestnuts, once the fruit freed from its shell adorned with fearsome spines and after a drying time. Each shoe weighs about 2kg.

Some lacks for leather, wood is used, the metal parts are in good condition.

Total height 22 cm, lenght 30 cm, width 12 cm

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