Sunday, April 12, 2015


Brand: Unmarked, but appears to be Knapp
Circa: 1930's ... 1940's
Color: Black
Size: 8 1/2
Length: 12"
Width: 5"
Leather: Contrary to popular belief, not all old Engineer Boots are made with horsehide, but these may well be part of that small percentage that were
Sole: Leather / Seiberling
Hardware: Brass
Condition: Excellent
Sold For: $599

Warren sent this in to me and what an amazing pair of Vintage Engineer Boots! If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. These bear all the characteristics of vintage Knapp Engineer Boots, but notice how the one piece vamp wraps around and culminating into an exposed seam - something I haven't seen on Knapps. Super rare, indeed. The seller advertised these as being from the fifties when in fact they are about two decades older. Even with the larger size, these should have garnered at least twice the ending price. The profile on these are amazing and the streamlined look of the one piece vamp is easy on the eyes. If these were my size, I'd be content taking 'em home for about twelve bills. Congrats to the new owner and thanks again Warren!

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