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Pair of boots

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (possibly, made)
    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, cotton, rubber, and lined with leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Clive Mason-Pope

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of men's ankle boots. Made of grey leather with pointed toes, medium high heels and pronounced welts. The uppers are decorated with white machine stitching in a diaper pattern. The tow cap is top stitched in white. There are seven pairs of eyelet holes and the cotton laces are black. There is a loop of grey leather at the top of the centre back. The welts and heels are stained black. The instep is stamped 'VERO CUOIO'. Where the heel meets the sole there are toothed wheel marks. The heel has a black rubber protective sole. The inside of the boot is lined with buff leather.

Place of Origin

Spain (possibly, made)
Italy (possibly, made)


1981 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Leather, cotton, rubber, and lined with leather

Marks and inscriptions

'VERO / CUOIO' [within a shield]
Stamped on the instep

Impressed below the shield

Descriptive line

Pair of men's leather ankle boots, made in Spain or Italy, 1981.


Footwear; Accessories; Men's clothes; Leather; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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