*Neuwertig ALLEN EDMONDS Sharkskin Norweger: 44.5-45 Wide (US 11 Wide)

850.00

VENDU à Monsieur P. F., France
  • Vintage Allen Edmonds
    Special Order – Circa 1970
    Genuine Sharkskin
    Split-Toe Norwegian
    Euro 850

    Judging from the workmanship and treatment of the lining, this shoe most likely dates from the 1970’s. These marvelous Sharkskin Norwegians are beautifully hand-lasted, Goodyear welted, entirely edge-bound. The skins are soft and pliable as new; Sharkskin is extremely durable as evidenced here. This pair is in superb condition. The colour of these shoes is a deep, dense Ink-Black with the characteristic subtle natural shimmer of Sharkskin; a beautiful and eye catching effect. This material, among the rarest from which shoes can be made, far more rare than any Alligator shoe, possesses a quiet elegance that signal extremes of luxury without the slightest ostentation.
    The use of Sharkskin in the making of shoes, now no longer done for reasons of conservation, is a largely American phenomenon. The two major producers were Footjoy and Allen Edmonds. One does see quite some variation from one pair to the next in the selection of skins; these being a rather a more pronounced grain than used in the usual examples. The effect is rather more dramatic and very elegant. The colour is also absent the red undertones characteristic of many sharkskin shoes; thus we see a very direct and quietly elegant pure Black. A glamourous shoe, extravagantly finely made in the handwork, finishing and materials and still absolutely understated and without a hint of ostentation. One of my personal favourites.

    I cannot sufficiently emphasize the rarity of such a shoe. It is far more rare than any Alligator shoe, or, indeed, any other exotic skinned shoe. This vintage pair of special order Brogues are nothing less than works of art, museum-pieces, destined for the passionate and knowledgeable collector. An indestructible and, not surprisingly, rather waterproof shoe. Only available today from a custom shoemaker, thus the replacement cost must be seen to be in the thousands. Certainly one of the most beautiful and glamourous shoes ever made by Allen Edmonds, superior in construction, materials and appearance to any modern offering.


    Size Details:

    US 11 Wide.......UK 10 Wide......Correct for a European 44-45 Wide. The gentleman wearing a truly wide size knows the infrequency with which rarities of this kind and in this condition are encountered.

    Shoe Condition:

    Excellent, superb, original soles very lightly worn and the heel new and unworn, replaced with non-slip combination heels..

  • Vintage Allen Edmonds
    Special Order – Circa 1970
    Genuine Sharkskin
    Véritable Cuir de Requin de Baha-Californie
    Derby Demi-Chasse Norwégian
    (Split-Toe Norwegian)
    Euro 850

    Voilà une chaussure classique on ne peut plus soigneusement montée, datant des meilleures années de fabrication d’un grand bottier, et faite dans le plus admirable des cuirs Requin Pacifique. Son grain caractéristique confère à cette chaussure un charme discret tout en dotant votre garde-robes d’une touche luxueuse que ce soit pour votre tenue de tous les jours, de sport ou de campagne. Somme toute, c’est une chaussure fort appréciable, d’une belle ligne classique, élégante et robuste à la fois (le roquin étant un des cuirs les plus solides qui soient), et qui se patinera au cours des années d’un lustre inégalable. Nous nous trouvons devant une véritable rareté censée soulever l’intérêt de mes clients-collectionneurs les plus exigents.


    Size Details:

    US 11 Wide.......UK 10 Wide......Correct for a European 44-45 Wide

    Shoe Condition:

    Pratiquement neuf. Malgré leur âge, 40 ans environ, le dessus est d'un toucher parfaitement doux et souple, les semelles d'origine ne présentant que de légères éraflures (traces d'usure). La chaussure est entièrement doublée d'un des meilleurs cuirs de Box-calf.

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