Boot and Shoe Buttons
During the Victorian and Edwardian era some shoes with leather or fabric tops were fastened with buttons. These were often dome shaped in black or white, but fancier types were made. There were glass and jewelled versions. Papier maché was a common material.
There were also ‘button boots’, for both sexes, which apparently Queen Victoria was fond of.
To recycle your shoe buttons this tool would be handy.