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A brake shoe for an internal shoe drum brake has an arcuate platform carrying a lining of friction material on its outer face. A web extends perpendicularly from the inner face of the platform and provides a shoe tip intended to be supported on an angled surface of the brake abutment. This shoe tip has a pair of differently directed surface portions. The invention also embraces an internal shoe drum brake incorporating a pair of the aforesaid shoes of which the abutment shoe tips are arranged so that the abutment is engaged respectively by non-corresponding ones of the shoe tip surface portions.