Neuwertig WEYENBERG, U.S.A., Corfam Full Brogue Spectator;43,5D-44C
€260.00SOLD to Herrn R. F., München
Black/White “Plimatic” Corfam
Full Brogue Derby Spectator
DuPont’s ill-fated Corfam was the first poromeric material in history and was introduced in 1963 at the Chicago Shoe Show. It was the centerpiece of the DuPont pavilion at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair. DuPont manufactured Corfam at its plant in Old Hickory, Tennessee from 1964 to 1971. After spending millions of dollars marketing the product to shoe manufacturers, DuPont withdrew Corfam from the market in 1971 and sold the rights. While Corfam is mainly remembered as a textbook marketing disaster, it is still in use today in various products, for example certain types of equestrian saddle girth, and continues to be very popular in the military and other uniformed professions where shiny shoes are an asset. Its disadvantages were its stiffness which did not lessen with wearing and its relative lack of breathability. Its major advantages over natural leather were its durability and its high gloss finish that could be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and that it deflects dirt and wet rather effectively, in other words, an excellent shoe for the country or for attending a sporting event or a garden party in questionable weather. This leather lined Long Wing Full Brogue Derby by Wyenberg is a properly Goodyear Welted (Rahmengenaeht) Shoe. It is certainly a collectors item as this material was in use for only 7 years, 40 years ago. An attractive and highly practical shoe that presents you in good style while protecting you in every weather.
Käufer zahlt EUR 6,90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket. Verkauf ohne Schuhspanner.
Size Details:Marked US 10,5C.....(UK9,5D/E), correct for the European 43,5D, mid-width foot or the 44C, slightly narrower foot......Eine Standard-deutsche 43,5D oder 43C.
appears to have been worn once, perhaps twice, thus like new.
Zustand: Fein, neuwertig, kaum getragen.