Saturday, February 16, 2013


Brand: Chippewa
Circa: Early 1950's
Color: Brown
Size: : "11 1/2 or 12"
Length: 12"
Width: 4 1/2
Soles: Composition Half-Sole
Leather: Horsehide
Hardware: Nickel
Sold For: $1,580.55 / 10 bids
Seller: 2011sellitagain

Anyone who's browsed my blog enough knows I am a huge fan of vintage Chippewa Engineer Boots, especially those from the 1940's. This 1950's pair is great - It has amazing patina, classic 1950's profile and attractive stacked heels, but sixteen bills is a bit over the top. I'd say the price is on par with that of what our Japanese brethren would shell out (these would even sell for $2,000 there), but the large size would normally indicate that these were purchased by a non-Japanese buyer.

I would more than likely lose the bid at $950.00, but that's all I'd be in it for. Anything beyond that, I'd rather pick up a third pair of Mister Freedom "Road Champ" boots or third pair of Lofgren's in Badalassi.

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