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June 22, 2011

Woman’s bicycle boots

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 1:34 pm

Woman's bicycle boots

Ladies high lace-up bicycle boots. The boots are made of leather and black fabric with metal hooks and buckles. The leather sole of each boot is stamped with the manufacturer’s logo:  “HEFFELFINGER” over three intersecting bicycle wheels. Made by the North Star Shoe Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the 1890s and worn by Miss Vivian Grace Gibson of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Miss Gibson became an attorney in 1929, practiced law (by griffiths at dress head), ran for City Council and became a land patent attorney for the State of Minnesota in 1943.

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One Response to “Woman’s bicycle boots”

  1. Catherine Brausen Says:

    I love these boots. They are in pristine condition so what a find! Hopefully she wasn’t wearing them in this hot, humid weather.

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