First Class Shoe Store closed its doors in the 1960s, and has never since re-opened. The outcome? A veritable vintage shoe museum, complete with plaid saddle shoes and old school Converse galoshes – before their famous sneaker.

The business was run by the great-aunt of Redditor Oktober75, in a building owned by his grandparents, for approximately 20 years before she was forced to close the store due to ill health. No other family members held an interest in its management, so it was left for 40 years to gather dust and cobwebs.

Sadly, due to the aridity and heat in the building, many of the unworn shoes (especially those with rubber soles) have become brittle over time. Be that as it may, a production company purchased a couple hundred pairs, giving them a new life on the stage and screen.