*H. DINKELACKER, HUNGARY, Black SHELL CORDOVAN Budapester: 41-41.5D
Size: 41-41.5 [US.8-8.5] [UK 7-7.5]
Styles: Brogues, Budapesters, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys, Shell Cordovan
Full Wing-Tip Brogue Derby (Budapester)
Even more than other Hungarian shoemakers, like Koronya, László Vass, Michael Kors, Ildikó Gál and others, Heinrich Dinkelacker’s main market today is in Germany, but their shoes, unlike some of the other shomaker’s models which have gravitated slowly toward the English styles of last (Liest), Dinklacker has held to the traditional tall and rounded Budapester toe-box, the form that, one can safely say, defines the Hungarian-Austrian-South German style of the last 100 years. Today one sees the influence of the sleeker English and Italian styles, the chiseled or pointed toes, the lower profile single soles, even the unfortunate Blake Stitched or glued shoes, on Hungary’s shoemakers, who, after all, cater to a far larger market abroad than at home. Thus it is a pleasure to find a shoe like the one shown here which adheres to the old tradition and its forms; characteristic Central European toe-box, massive oak-tanned hand-sewn triple sole, brass nail reinforced combination heels, steel toe reinforcement, and non-slip suede heel lining; a handsome and indesrtuctible shoe in a great tradition.
Size Details:Marked UK 7:however rather a generous fit, thus, 41-41.5D.......(US 8-8.5D)......UK 7-7.5D), for the medium width foot.
Original soles very slightly worn with new unworn heels.