Swiss Sandals: Closed-toe Styles--Double Strap

Figure 1.--Here we see a Swiss boy wearing two bar t-strap sandals (closed toe) in a photo with the title "Kindergarten an der Obstrasse, St. Gallen, ca. 1950". Notice the pinafores some of the boys are wearing.

We note younger Swiss boys wearing double strap shoes as a kind of formal shoe in the 19th century. This really is not what we would call a sandal today. German boys did wear sandals in the early 20th centyry, but the double strap style was not popular. This was a style we have also noted in other countries. We have few images of Swiss boys wearing sandals, but this may because we have a very limited archive of Swiss images. We do note younger Swiss children wearing various styles of sandals after World war II. The double strap style was one of the sandals worn. The Kindergarten here about 1950 is one example.


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