Those with a taste for the weird and wonderful might like to know that shoemaker Silvano Lattanzi has just dug up some handmade shoes that he buried four years ago.

The 40 pairs were put in an ‘aging pit’ to give them an antiqued look. I’ve always preferred painting on undyed leather, but if you like the look go for it. They are named Scarpe di Fossa or entombed shoes.