A rare find, they are a pair of working class
late 1890's winter boots. They are not fancy as they have plain 'common sense' heels, but are made wider than normal day wear boots to accommodate thicker socks.
Although they are plain, they style have one element of fashion to them, the diamond shaped toe cape. This style of toe cap on ladies boots became fashionable during the late 1890's and is often seen on bicycling boots of the era. This pair has lambswool sewn around the inside of the ankle for warmth and are a UK size 5/ US size 7.
(Formerly L. Hidic)