Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Brand: Chippewa
Circa: 1960's
Color: Black
Size: 13
Sole: 13 1/4"
Width: 4 3/8"
Height: 12"
Sole: Armortred Neoprene
Hardware: Nickel
Leather: Oil Tanned
Sold For: $361
Seller: bassmstr21

Great profile on this pair.  Too bad they are a larger size, which is why they sold for a reasonable price.  In the size 8-10 range, these would have easily sold for upwards to $700 and beyond. 

They ideal toe profile collectors strive to own, however, it's very important to know that unless these are at least a half size larger than ones normal size the toes will in fact "inflate."  I think we all get caught up with photos depicting flattened, non-steel toe boots made popular by vintage biker photos from  the 1930's-1950's, but unless you ride a bike all the time or your toes are a half to an inch away from the boot toe area it is difficult to maintain this desired look - I know this first hand as I've purchased at least three vintage pairs like this back in the late '90's.  Something to consider before dropping your hard-earned money on that sweet pair of Vintage Engineer Boots.