|Red/burgundy suede and rubber wooden shoes (early 1940s)|
As you can see, small pieces of leather were added to these robust shoes to make them more comfortable and quiet. The donor of these shoes informed us that she wore these almost everyday until 1952 as they were so comfy!
Wooden shoes were also coupon free so you could save your coupons for other essential items of clothing. This became increasingly important towards the end of the war when the coupon allocation was reduced.
These wooden shoes, alongside other items of war-time clothing, are on display in the museum until 4th October 2015.