…and all the footwear is in perfect condition (albeit a little dusty).
An American family have unearthed an Aladdin’s cave of mint-condition vintage shoes in an old building they inherited from their grandparents.
The building operated as a shoe store from the 1940s until the 1960s, but the doors had been locked for decades. Until now.
One of the family members posted the rare find to online noticeboard Reddit recently, but stopped short of revealing the location, so as to prevent any break-ins.
The historic collection is likely worth a small fortune.
All the shoes appear to be completely untouched and are at least 50 years old.
Despite some dust they are practically good as new.
The store closed when the grandmother fell ill and the family, too busy to manage it themselves, decided to close it, the blog Messy Nessy Chic reported.
‘I have no idea how profitable (the business) was, perhaps that was a factor (in it closing),’ the user, Oktober75, posted on Reddit.
‘My grandparents were known for hoarding. My guess is they went with the mentality ”it will be worth something some day”.
‘That day came and went.’
However the user reiterated that the location will remain a secret, for security reasons, until the family is ready.
‘When we’re ready to draw attention, I’d be happy to share more details,’ the user wrote.