No, not really made to be worn. However, that doesn't mean you couldn't wear them. The point is to show that: 1) While there are still some "shoe artisans" around now who have the ability to do work like this (and the 64 stitches per inch DWFII wrote about), they are very few. Obviously machines and big business made it no longer cost effective for most to spend a lifetime in the trade of hand-shoe making. The pool of people learning the trade is very small now, so the best of that group would be hard-pressed to compete skillwise with the best from the 1920's in the U.S. where literally hundreds of companies and thousands of shoemakers were doing handmade shoes. 2) While US shoemaking is pretty much dead today (with a few exceptions, of course), the best of the US makers in years past was easily on par (or maybe even surpassing) the best from Europe.