"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
27 August 2012
Flexible burial shoes
Laced in back to facilitate fitting them onto a corpse. I presume the idea in 1916 was not that the deceased regular shoes couldn't be wiggled onto the feet, but rather that it would be a shame to bury a decent pair of shoes with mom or dad when these cheap substitutes can be interred instead, and the good ones reused by someone in the family.