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*Neuwertig - FLORSHEIM 7-Eyelet "Spade Sole" Cap-Toe Oxford, Circa 1930: 42.5D

[English below]                                                        Artikelnummer: AMH113F

"Spade Sole"
7-Ösen Cap-Toe Oxford
Circa 1930
von
Florsheim
Euro 420
Dieser "Vintage" Schuh jenes berühmten Schuhmacher-Meisters zeigt alle Details feinster Handwerkskunst eines antiken, von Hand gearbeiteten Schuhs. Die Lederarten sind von allerbester Qualit und die Konstruktion des Schuhs hält den besten Exemplaren der Zunft stand; ein überaus erfolgreicher und sehr eleganter Effekt.
The ideal business and daytime dress shoe.
Zustand: Sehr leicht getragen. Obwohl die Schuhe nahezu 80 Jahre alt sind, sind sie in ausgezeichnetem fast neuem Zustand. .
Grösse: 42.5D. (US 9.5D) (UK 8,5E), für den mittel-breiten Fuss.
 
"Spade Sole"
7-Eyelet Cap-Toe Oxford
Circa 1930
by
Florsheim
Euro 420
The ideal business and daytime dress shoe.
The handwork in this shoe, up to and including the hand-sewn Spade Sole, channeled and skived (closed), a testament to the skill of this artisan and a compelling example of traditional shoemaking at its very finest. Overall this degree of hand work is rarely if ever seen today. The 1000 Euro ready-mades of Lobb and Green and Weston do not compare to this shoe. As seen by the contrasting hand-sewing of the sole to welt, this is 19th century hand craftsmanship, harkening to pre-Goodyear Welting. The overall appearance of this shoe, further dramatized by the unusually stream-lined 7-Eyelet Vampis one of ultimate elegance. This is the last word in a business and daytime dress by Florsheim, of American shoemakers of the 20th century, "the first among equals".
Condition: Near new. Original soles and heels slightly worn. Although at least 80 years old, these shoes show no effects of age. 
Size: US 9.5D......UK 8.5E…..Continental 42.5D, for the medium width foot. 
Note: Have you noticed that such mid-century shoes that are available on the internet are invariably in sizes impossible to wear, A, AA, B, etc.? This is one of the few available in a moderate width....and not soon to come again, this late in history.
 
PS: I have been asked by more than one old client to define the term "the first among equals";  this refers to the otherwise indefinable condition of being superior without having a single particular superior quality. Imagine that there are other shoes as vintage, as historical, as well made, with as good a pedigree, as rare and as useful but that, even with all that, this one stand out; this one speaks to the connoisseur in a clearer tone. The others get an approving nod but this one is the undeniable beauty that demands attention and obeisance.
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