*Near New – Vintage GOLD BANK Alligator Split-Toe Norwegian, Circa 1960: US 8.5D (41.5D)


  • Gold Bank
    (by Bostonian)
    Alligator Chisel-Toe Norwegian
    Circa 1960
    Euro 750 Euro 550

    Most likely a Bostonian product made under contract for this sometime retail store, this shoe certainly resembles Bostonian’s own coveted custom Alligator Norwegian in many particulars. No matter under what name it was sold, this is a most luxurious shoe and quite representative of the mid-century in American shoemaking in both style and quality. It competes favourably with the best English and Hungarian shoes for durability and with the best Italian for detail and decoration, and this Goodyear welted masterpiece of the shoemakers art should not be compared to the deluge of modern, mass produced, glued-together or Blake stitched Spanish and Italian Alligator shoes, good only for a few seasons wear at best. These are by comparison indestructible and become more beautiful with the passage of time. Good used examples are to be found on the market, albeit with some difficulty, when most other shoes of their age have long since perished. It is important to note that the Alligator skins are of the finest quality, taken from unblemished farm raised animals (animals in the wild typically have too much damage and scaring from their more difficult existence), perfectly matched between shoes, artfully chosen to adorn the plain front and thrust of the chisel-toe. All edges are finished with ultra-fine piping. Compare this to good ready made Alligator shoes in the 2-3000 range and custom made shoes in the 4-6000 range
    The size: 8.5D(US), 7.5(UK), 41.5D(European), for the mid-width foot.
    Overall condition: Extra Fine.
    Uppers: Excellent, very light creasing. The skins and linings supple as new.
    Interior: Perfectly clean with the no detectable wear to inner-sole.
    Bottoms: Original soles and heels lightly worn.
    Die Grösse: (8.5D US) (7.5E UK), Europäisch 41.5D, für den mittel-breiteren Fuß.
    Zustand: Ausnehmend gut.
    Der Oberschuh: exzellent, kaum sichtbare Fältchen, nahezu ungetragen. Das Leder und die Nähte sind geschmeidig.
    Innenschuh: Perfekt sauber und keine Abnutzung an der Innensohle.
    Unterschuh: Orginal-Sohle leicht getragen. Orginal Absatz leicht getragen.
    Versand: Käufer zahlt EUR 6,90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket (innerhalb Deutschlands).

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