Custom Pre-War Ventilated Mesh Split-Toe Norwegian Spectator, Circa 1930: 44D (US 10.5D)
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys, Norwegians, Spectators
Bridgewater Workers Cooperative Association
Ventilated Mesh, Split-Toe Norwegian Spectator
This extraordinary and delightful shoe is hard to categorize. Brilliant and beautiful, it is obviously the flight of fancy of a journeyman shoemaker, a one-of-a-kind, custom-made variation (and combination) of both the Mesh Spectator and the Norwegian models. The result is a very successful design incorporating a two-tone mesh apron over a scotch grain body, the whole finished in a discreet two eyelet lacing. Suitable for the advanced collector or the hopeless dandy.
Size Details:(Although unmarked, by my precise measurements...) US 10.5D......UK 9.5E......Continental 44D, for the medium width foot.
Absolutely superb, showing trivial wear to original bottoms and zero wear to the tops.