Collection Online
leather, wool, rubber, metal, cotton
(a-b) 26.0 × 11.0 × 13.0 cm (each) (shoes)
(c-d) 26.0 × 7.0 × 25.0 cm (each) (socks)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a-b) stamped in gold coloured leaf on insole: PRESTON ZLY (over illustration of pair of long boots)
embossed on sole: LEATHER / SOLE / 40
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2002
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Polished gold leather sandal with metallic sheen and separate interior soft leather sock. The sandal features a single strap across the toes ending in a decorative design on the outer side, a heel strap and small buckle. The sole features an angled, square front toe section and square rear section, with the insole lining completed in the same gold leather finish. The high heel is wide, flat and square, with a right angle support connecting it to the base of the sole. The separate inner sock has a sole of kid and upper section of matching ivory leather joined by a vertical seam down the centre front. A short metal zip up the inside provides the opening.