Victorian child’s shoe

Child’s shoe, c.1900. This child’s clog has a simple wooden base with a leather upper, nailed into the base. Originally clogs would have been made by hand, later by machine. The shoes were practical for working in dirty and muddy conditions, including local farms. Metal rings were attached to the bottom, called clog irons. They were hard to walk in, and children had to adopt a rocking movement because they were so stiff.

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    Victorian child’s shoe