Something slightly different this week.
Yes - this is just what it looks like. A pair of shoes sitting in a roasting tin in a bath of vegetable oil - to be precise rapeseed oil.
This is what they looked like before. Hand made leather carbatinae as worn in the iron age. Unfortunately I have soft delicate 21CE feet and they are not comfortable.
I'm told marinating in oil for a couple of days will help so that is exactly what they are doing. I prefer the colour already!