*FLORSHEIM IMPERIAL All-Weather, “Guardsman” Chukka Boot, Circa 1970: 40-40,5D

340.00

  • Florsheim Imperial
    “All Weather”
    Buffalo Hide
    “Guardsman” Chukka Boot
    Euro 340

    Dieses antike Paar von “Florsheim” ist aus Scotch-Grain-Kalbsleder gearbeitet, gefüttert mit feinem “Glove-Leather“, rahmengenäht, plus einer eichengegerbten Ledersohle. Insgesamt ein glamouröses Stück, das nicht so bald wieder zu sehen sein wird. Ein idealer Schuh für “Town or Country”.

    Sowohl der Chukka-Stiefel als auch der Jodphur-Stiefel stammen aus dem 19. Jahrhundert, den Tagen der britischen Präsenz in Indien, als das Polo-Spiel um 1850 von britischen Tee-Farmern an der burmesisch-indischen Grenze entdeckt wurde. Ein‚Chukker’ ist eine Zeitangabe aus dem Polo. Der Chukka-Stiefel wird ‘Desert Boot’ genannt, da er im 2. Weltkrieg, während der Western-Desert-Campaign gegen das Afrika-Corp, häufig von den Soldaten der britischen Armee bevorzugt wurde.


    Size Details:

    US 7.5D....UK 6.5E....deutsche Groesse: 40-40,5D; mittel-breit.

    Shoe Condition:

    Restauriert mit Gummi-Sohle und Absatz ueber original Neoprene Sohle.

  • Florsheim Imperial
    “All Weather”
    Buffalo Hide
    “Guardsman” Chukka Boot
    Euro 340

    This vintage boot by Florsheim is far superior in build and finish than most shoes on the market today. This is an indestructible, Goodyear welted Shoe/Boot with solid brass buckle, a handsome Monk style shoe for town and a rugged and protective Chukka Boot for country. Tremendously comfortable, with glove-leather lining. The replacement cost today from one of the better American or English shoemakers today may safely be estimated at over 600 Euros. John Lobb’s almost identical version, the “Varese” is closer to 1400 Euros!

    With its Neoprene sole, this particualr pair has the added distinction of being virtually weather-proof.

    Both the Chukka Boot and the Jodhpur Boot derive from the 19th century British presence in India, and the discovery of the game of Polo in the 1850s by British tea planters on the Burmese border with India. (A ‘chukker’ is a period of play in Polo). Both boots were readily adapted by the British at home and quickly became staples of the Gentleman’s wardrobe. The Chukka Boot is a casual, sporting boot to just above the ankle, plain toed, fastening with two (although sometimes three or four) high lacings or strap (as in a Monk). The Chukka Boot is often called the ‘Desert Boot’ through being much adopted -in suede- by British forces.


    Size Details:

    US 7.5D....UK 6.5E....Continental size: 40-40,5D for the mid-width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Newly restored with additional non-slip, all weather rubber soles and heels and never worn since.

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