*JOSEPH CHEANEY Zug Grain VELDTSCHOEN Field Boot, Commando Sole: 41.5D.
€580.00SOLD to Mr. A. I. S., Moscow
Size: 41-41.5 [US.8-8.5] [UK 7-7.5]
Styles: All Weather, Boots/Stiefel, Derbys, Rubber Soled, Veldtschoen
Joseph Cheaney & Sons
Itshide “Commando” Sole
This exceptional Field Boot boasts one of the rarest and most complex construction in shoemaking, the Veldtschoen, similar to the Goiser, in which both the welt and the top leather are turned outward and sewn to the street sole. The term “Norwegian” is used promiscuously to refer to several styles of shoe, notably the “Split-Toe Norwegian” with its outward turned moccasin-like apron and joining at the toe, and among Italian shoemakers, of a variety styles with decorative double sewn welts. Unlike in the present boot, the sewing is mostly non-functional and conceals construction even as rudimentary as Blake Stitching. Very few of those are the true complex Goiser/Norwegian construction, or highly functional Veldtschoen as shown here. This is a modern boot but this type of construction is an anachronism today, a technique long out of practice and very rarely encountered in an English or American boot or shoe.
This is a particularly handsome Field Boot made to exacting specifications by Joseph Cheaney & Sons and it is suitable for town or country. Civilized for town, unapologetic for country. It resembles other Crockett models but do not confuse it with them. This is a much sturdier shoe than any other Crockett Boot and is made of full-grain cowhide not split-grain so it is a real boot, not a shoe masquerading as one. Moreover they feature the best all-weather, all-terrain sole on the market, the Itshide “Commando” sole. Goodyear welting allows you to re-sole the boot easily in years to come, but it is difficult to imagine ever wearing out the Itshide sole. Fully and beautifully lined in tan glove leather and the tongue is gusseted to further repel water.
Size Details:UK 7.5E…….US 8.5D…….European 41.5D, for the medium width foot. With an extra heavy sock, this boot would be equally suitable for a US8 or EU 41.
These excellent boots show no significant wear to bottoms or tops. They have 95% of their life ahead of them.