Valenki  are traditional Russian winter footwear, essentially felt boots: the name valenok literally means “made by felting”. Valenki are made of wool felt. They are not water-resistant, and are often worn with galoshes to keep water out and protect the soles from wear and tear.

Exclusive of the SovietEraMuseum. Photos from Valenki museum in Yaroslavl region:

 

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