Black Leather Football Boots

Black Leather Football Boots

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30077

Vintage Pair Of Wheatsheaf Leather Football Boots.
A pair of 'Wheatsheaf' size 4 black leather football/rugby boots in unused condition. This beautiful pair of leather boots are in excellent condition, sole stamped '4, BEND-SOLE' and a C.W.S trade logo. The child's boots with six studs on each boot formed by layers of cylindrical leather discs fastened by three nails. The toe area on the boots made of hardened leather. The boots come in the original brown cardboard box, although a bit scruffy.

The Wheatsheaf Works was built by the Co-operative Wholesale Society in 1891. It claimed to be the largest shoe factory in the British Empire and cemented Leicester's position as the UK's largest center of footwear manufacture. The Wheatsheaf Works supplied boots and shoes to Britain's co-op shops where the profits were ploughed back into lower prices. It aimed to combine the lastest production technology with good conditions of employment for its workers. The driving force behind the venture was John Butcher who had brought the first CWS shoe factory to Dun's Lane, Leicester in 1872 (taken from nednewitt.com).

Dimensions:

Height 9 cm / 3 "
Width 29 cm / 11 12"
Depth 17 cm / 6 34"
Period

1900-1949

Year

C. 1940s

Medium

Leather

Country

England

Condition

The boots are in an unused condition. The cardboard box is a little scruffy.

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