Collection Online
leather, resin, cotton, metal
(a-b) 13.5 × 10.0 × 29.0 cm (each)
Place/s of Execution
(a-b) stamped (vertically) in white on insole: tom
stamped in white on insole: MADE BY / IMPALA SHOE CO. / SYNTHETIC SOLE
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of George Parkin, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The platform shoes feature a bulbous toe and a chunky square heel. The rust coloured uppers are overpainted in a darker wash, and decorated with contrasting dark brown leather elements trimming the topline, back and three stripes on each side of the laces. The shoes lace down the front, with seven pairs of eyelets threaded with black cotton laces. The platform sole is covered in dark brown leather and the heel in rust coloured leather.