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Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood


Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood

Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood    Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood

Beautifully restored 100 year old French clogs. Women's size 8 to 8.5 USA. These shoes were handmade at an artists commune outside of Paris (see photographs of original labels). If you look closely at the photographs, you can see tiny little burrows in the wood soles.

Those little holes were made underwater, by the Teredo Worm, or Shipworms. When wood is submerged in seawater for an extended period of time, it will be decorated by these sea creatures.

The sides of the soles have the knife cuts made by the cobbler during construction. In addition, through the gloss on the tops, you can see the decorative design that the artist applied. When I came by these shoes they were in sad shape.

I spent many hours and certainly many coats of polish to bring them around so they could be worn. A very important point needs to be made about the color.

Indoors they appear the deep chocolate color. Outdoors, through the gloss, they will appear to have a soft rust color in the polish.

I wanted them to be unique in appearance rather than simply one flat color. That is also why I made them glossy. Look closely at the pictures to see that even after 100 years, the uppers are incredibly well secured to the lowers. Not a hint of a breach in any joint. That is awesome craftsmanship by whoever built them originally. They are either Size 8 or Size 8 1/2. My wife wears a Size 8 1/2 and her foot was comfortable, but with no extra room. They are 12" long x 4" wide at widest point x 2 1/2 heel width. I've added foot pads, but whoever worn them originally smoothed the insides completely. Well constructed and a beautiful open-heel clog design.
Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood    Vintage 1920s French Clogs Refurbished Women's Size 8 Gloss Chocolate Wood