A pair of crocodile skin Child’s Shoes.
The condition of these shoes is very good and, until you turn them over, they look unused. The undersides do show some wear and the hard rubber soles are likely a later addition, either added for better grip or due to wear on the leather soles. The shoe interiors have been protected by removable, green insoles and have padded forms to help retain their shape.
The small size of these Shoes suggest that they were probably for a Child. No size is noted but the internal length is 20 cm which is approximately a UK Child’s size 13 or US size 1. However, such is the condition and size of them they would more likely be displayed rather than worn today. The shoe interiors are stamped in gilt with a shoe over a leather hide and ‘Sante, Peau Vertiable, Proprete’. Sante Proprete possibly being the maker’s name and Peau Veritable translating from the French as Genuine Skin.
A tactile and good-looking pair of small shoes probably made in the 1950s but possibly earlier.