These 1970s vintage nearly knee high boots have seen their fair share of life on a pair of active legs but still have life left...especially if you have a trusty cobbler in your arsenal who can put a new heel cap on these...The leather itself is in great shape, but I had to remove the mesh lining from each boot as the elastic in the fabric had degraded and was just totally falling apart. Removing the lining made the interior construction visible including the insole and around the heel and toes. I assume socks or leggings will be worn with these boots so it won't be an issue you'll feel but a cushioned insole might be a good thing to add for comfort as the insole here is quite hard. The leather is broken in and floppy-not stiff- and the sole is sturdy. Each heel cap is worn down in the back as shown. I didn't notice this when I wore them for the video as I'm not much of a heel walker. Seems like an issue resulted from an unusual gait. These have a slouchy silhouette and pull on. They'd look great at a festival wear you're going to beat up whatever is on your feet anyway. They are sold as-is and discounted accordingly in hopes someone will be willing to save them from a landfill...
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• designer: unknown
• era: 1970s
• origin: unknown
• material: leather upper, man made sole and heel
• color: black, brown heel
• weight(unpackaged): 1 lbs 5 oz
• condition: distressed and described in detail above
* marked size: there are ink markings on the inside saying 8.5, and I'd say that's about right. Roomy in the ankle area.
* the marked size on vintage footwear may differ from your expectations of that size. The best way to determine fit is to compare the measurements below against a similar pair of boots or shoes that fit you well. Consider any wiggle room needed for socks, custom insoles etc.
• insole length: 9.75"
• toe width: 3.25"
• arch over instep: 6.75"
• ankle circumference: 13"
• calf circumference: 14"
• opening circumference: 15"
• heel height: 2"
• total height: 16"
• 1" = 2.54cm
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