Paris during WWII
Photograph by André Zucca | Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris
© André Zucca / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
Source: Paris En Images
World War II. Bonded fibre shoes with wooden soles. Photograph by André Zucca (1897-1973). Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris.
1938 | Léandre Grégoire Renaldo & Joseph Sciroppo
Filed December 8, 1938 | Granted June 26, 1939
Patent granted April 20, 1943
Source: Archivio Centrale dello Stato
1943 | Salvatore Ferragamo
Multicolored wooden split platform wedge | carved and painted
Source: Archivi della Moda del Novecento
Raffia and wooden split platform
Source: DEA Picture Library - Alinari
Fashion, 20th century. Shoe with cork sole in use in the 1940s. DeA Picture Library, licensed by Alinari.