*HESCHUNG, France, All-Weather “Goiser” Saddle Monk Strap: 47D (US 13D)
Size: 47 [US 13] [UK 12] und grösser/and larger
Styles: All Weather, Derbys, Monk Straps, Norwegians, Rubber Soled
Hand Sewn, Reverse Sewn (Goiser)Welted
Saddle Monk Strap
High Profile Rubber Sole
Heschung is one of the few French firms of quality to continue to produce or offer ready-to-wear shoes made in France. The others are Charvet, Weston, Corthay, Fenestrier, Vaneau but, against the convention wisdom, not Aubercy or Berluti.) The present shoe is a robust, finely made, all weather, all terrain, masterwork which features true double sewn Norwegian (Goiser) welting as well as a 360 degree Storm Welt. The Goiser constructions sets this handsome shoe apart from Heschung’s more commonly seen production and not to be compared to the lesser offerings on-line by myriad resellers.
This type of construction is derived from traditional hand sewn mountain and sky boots and promises comfort even in long periods of use. Heschung’s proprietary full rubber sole is Goodyear welted but the Storm Welt is hand sewn. This is in reality a boot masquerading as a shoe with a sole and heel that offer full functionality on paved or unpaved surface. Of course the Norwegian construction afford maximum protection against, rain, slush or snow but this is also a wonderfully practical fair weather monk for town or country. Not only practical, however, but absolutely elegant and correct with a wide variety of dress, a godsend for a big or heavy gentleman in its robustness. Personnally, I find the “saddle” closure particularly handsome.
An approximately Euro 700 item in its day. To find an example in this size and in this fine condition is indeed fortunate.
Size Details:European 47D…..US 13D…..UK 12E, for the medium width foot. This is an almost impossible size to find in this shoe. Examples in this fine condition simply do not appear in large sizes. Sold without trees.
Bottoms showing only first signs of wear, tops light creasing. Overall, very fine.