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Man's Overshoes
about 1950-1970
Molded rubber, with rubber-coated fabric lining, metal eyelets and cleats, and rubber-coated plaited cotton shoe lace
Primary Dimensions (height x width x depth): 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 12 1/4in. (11.7 x 11.4 x 31.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Koopman
Description: Fatigue-green rubber overshoes, with open sides and open heel. The vamp is constructed in three parts: a flap over the toe, and two sides, which all lace together with a matching rubber-coated cotton shoelace through metal eyelets. The back of the overshoe has a vertical extension on either side of the foot; these extensions are molded in one with a connecting horizontal strip across the back. The rubber (or plastic) sole is studded with 3/8-inch diameter metal studs for traction, probably on rocky river bottoms, as these overshoes are presumably for fly fishing.
Object Number: 1995.30.22a,b
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