Service Dress Shoes

Item

Title

Service Dress Shoes

Description

Black leather service dress style shoes with "BILTRITE'' logo stamped on the bottom of each heal. Ten black painted metal eyelets with black nylon laces on the shoes uppers. The shoes are line with tanned leather and have black rubber heals and a thin rubber soul, size 7.

Date

c. 1939-1945

Identifier

009.500.040

Medium

Leather/Dye/Rubber/Plastic/Paint/Nylon

Provenance

During the Battle of Britain many pilots opted to wear their service dress shoes to fly in, finding that the issued flying boots uncomfortable and cumbersome. This was especially the case when those downed pilots after parachuting to safety sometimes had to walk miles to the nearest town or phone booth.

Rights Holder

2021 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada.
2021 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada.

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