This Shoe Store Has Been Closed For 40 Years. When They Opened The Boxes, This Is What They Found

There’s nothing more satisfying to stumble upon than untouched history. Nowadays, we seem to be so set on demolishing old buildings and throwing things out than actually preserving anything. So when redditor oktober75 and his family ventured into an old shoe store owned by his great-grandparents, they weren’t quite expecting to find this. It was like venturing back in time to the 1960s.

Take a look through this vintage shoe store:

This Shoe Store Has Been Closed For 40 Years. When They Opened The Boxes, This Is What They Found

#1 The store was known as the First Class Shoe Store

#2 The store was kept hidden from the street between a security gate and the sun’s glare

#3 The family was actually surprised to learn of its existence, and was certainly not expecting to see this

#4 Rows upon rows of shoes stashed away neatly in their boxes

#5 The store was run by his great-grandmother and closed when she fell ill over 40 years ago

#6 His grandparents were hoarders and left the store untouched

#7 A wooden stove to help keep customers warm during the cold winter months in upstate New York

#8 They decided to see just what was in the boxes

#9 Opening up the first pair..

#10 And trying it on!

#11 The styles are almost like what we wear today

#12 Onto the next box…

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