*Neuwertig – HANOVER (U.S.A.) Blucher (Derby), Circa 1980: 44E

340.00

  • Plain Toe Derby
    by the eminent American Shoemaker
    Hanover
    L. B. Shepard Signatures Series
    Circa 1980
    Euro 340

    Out of the over 200 American Shoemakers clustered around New England at the start of the 20 Century, only a handful remain, among them Bostonian, Cole-Haan, J &M and, here in Europe, the better known Alden and Allen-Edmonds. The great Florsheim and Bostonian exist today as marketing firms, the bulk of their wares being produced off-shore. Lamentable. Hanover too is reduced to producing inexpensive machine made products, a far cry from the excellent hand-finished shoes for which they were once known and of which the present shoe is a prime example.
    Hanover, like Florsheim, Cordwainer, Nunn-Bush and others, produced more than one price and quality level of product, in some cases even taking orders for custom shoes, extremely desirable rarities today. This pair, from their top “L. B. Sheppard Signature Series”, although marked for size, appears to be on that custom level, Goodyear welted (of course) and with additional 360 degree Storm Welt (Split Reverse Welt). This is a marvelous classic model in the old tradition of workmanship, a handsome and extremely durable shoe, equal to the great Florsheim Imperials and superior, in my view, to the contemporary Alden or Allen Edmonds cordovans of today.
    Size: American 10.5E…….English 9.5F…….. European 44E, for the medium to somewhat wider foot.
    Condition: Superb, original soles and heels very light;y worn.

  • Plain-Toe Derby
    des herausragenden amerikanischen Traditionshauses
    Hanover
    L. B. Shepard Signatures Series
    Circa 1980
    Euro 340

    Diese Paar wurde, circa 1975-1980, von dem grossen amerikanischen Schuhmacher Hanover hergestellt. Hanover hat einen Schuh nach absolutem Massanfertigungs-Standard produziert und ist von einer Qualität die höher ist als fast alles, was man auf dem heutigen Markt finden kann. Die Leisten des Schuhes sind kompromisslos und absolut und sofort an Ihrem hohen Massanfertigungs-Standard erkennbar. Daher kann man sie durchaus als Rarität bezeichnen, sowohl was den Sammlerwert als auch was die Qualität betrifft.
    Von den 200 amerikanischen Schuhmachern, die es zu Beginn des vergangenen Jahrhunderts in Neu England gab, ist leider nur eine Handvoll übriggeblieben: Bostonian, Cole-Haan, Allen Edmonds, Alden, und J&M gehören zu den wenigen, die diese Schuhe noch herstellen. Der rahmengenähte Derby mit “Storm Welt” scheint mit einem Leisten gemacht zu sein, der für den amerikanischen Fuss passender und robuster ist. Letztendlich eine gute “Heirat” zwischen Form und Qualität.
    Grösse: Eine Standard-deutsche 44E (eine amerikanische 10.5E…..UK 9.5F, für den mittel breit bis etwas breiteren Fuss.
    Zustand: Original Sohle und Absatz kaum getragen!
    Käufer zahlt EUR 6,90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket. Verkauf ohne Schuhspanner.
    Plain Toe Derby
    by the eminent American Shoemaker
    Hanover
    L. B. Shepard Signatures Series
    Circa 1980
    Euro 340
    Out of the over 200 American Shoemakers clustered around New England at the start of the 20 Century, only a handful remain, among them Bostonian, Cole-Haan, J &M and, here in Europe, the better known Alden and Allen-Edmonds. The great Florsheim and Bostonian exist today as marketing firms, the bulk of their wares being produced off-shore. Lamentable. Hanover too is reduced to producing inexpensive machine made products, a far cry from the excellent hand-finished shoes for which they were once known and of which the present shoe is a prime example.
    Hanover, like Florsheim, Cordwainer, Nunn-Bush and others, produced more than one price and quality level of product, in some cases even taking orders for custom shoes, extremely desirable rarities today. This pair, from their top “L. B. Sheppard Signature Series”, although marked for size, appears to be on that custom level, Goodyear welted (of course) and with additional 360 degree Storm Welt (Split Reverse Welt). This is a marvelous classic model in the old tradition of workmanship, a handsome and extremely durable shoe, equal to the great Florsheim Imperials and superior, in my view, to the contemporary Alden or Allen Edmonds cordovans of today.
    Size: American 10.5E…….English 9.5F…….. European 44E, for the medium to somewhat wider foot.
    Condition: Superb, original soles and heels very light;y worn.

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