*Neuwertig – ALDEN for The Gap, Norwegian Welted, SHELL CORDOVAN Chukka Boot, Commando Sole: 43-43.5D
€440.00SOLD to Mr. F. S. Gothenburg
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: All Weather, Boots/Stiefel, Chukka Boots, Rubber Soled
Alden of New England
Shell Cordovan Chukka Boot
Norwegian Welted All-Weather Itshide Commando Sole
This lovely Aubergine color Cordovan Chukka features a true Norwegian welt, one in which the Goodyear Welt is further reinforced by a split-reverse welt (similar to a storm welt) but one that is sewn both to the sole and the body of the shoe, known also as a Goiser welt. Using the Itshide Commando sole, this incredibly robust boot was produced in limited numbers for San Francisco’s The Gap and Banana Republic, their premium brand, never marketed in Europe and has long since not been available even in America, except as a special order with a price surcharge reaching almost $1000.
Itshide’s “made-in-England” Commando sole is considered the best in the business and is in use by every top shoemaker, Lobb, Green and all the rest! Between the Cordovan tops, the water proof Norwegian welt and the Commando sole, this is an extremely practical shoe as well as being one of the loveliest and most gentlemanly of models.
Size Details:(US 10D) (UK 9E) (43-43.5D Continental), correct for the medium width foot.
Very lightly worn. Neuwertig..