Saturday, April 10, 2010


Brand: Unknown
Circa: 1940's / 1950's
Color: Black
Size: 8
Sole: 11"
Height: 10 1/2"
Sole: Biltrite
Heel:  Hyzex (replaced)
Hardware: Brass, Double Riveted Soles
Leather: "Horsehide"
Condition: "Very Good"
Sold For: $449
Coming from a Japanese site, these boots surprisingly sold for a fair price - relative, of course, to what boots of this caliber and size are selling for on eBay, as well as the exorbitant prices vintage pieces are selling for in the land of the rising sun.

I really dig it when vintage boots begin to develop a natural fade to brown - it reveals the amazingness of how they'll look with even the lightest of use. What a great profile on these non-steel toe boots.

Save for the non-half soles, this pair has it going on - from the brass buckles, soft toes and riveted and reinforce-stitched soles to the natural patina. If sold on eBay, these boots would've fetched at least $700, in my opinion.