*BONORA, Firenze, Norwegian (Goyser) Welted Desert Boot: 42.5D
€540.00SOLD to H.-J. K.
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Chukka Boots, Derbys, Norwegians, Suede/Wildleder
Firenze -Since 1878
2-Eyelet Norwegian (Goyser) Welted Desert Boot
Bonora, Florence’s best known and one of Italy’s oldest custom shoemaker, is a family owned business and in continuous operation since 1878. Their prêt-a-porter line is in very limited distribution outside Italy, to be found at not more than one or two superior retail outlets in London, Tokyo and New York. The shoes are simplicity itself, truly beautifully made and subscribe to the highest standard for ready-to-wear shoes. They are Goodyear welted (as distinct from the great majority of Italian shoes) and, as can be seen with the present pair, refreshingly dignified in styling.
This pair is even more exceptional as it is a true Norwegian welted shoe. Employing a super-fine grade of sand coloured Calfskin Suede, this Desert Boot (or Chukka Boot) has a closed channel Norwegian (or Goyser) welted sole with hand set reinforcement nails at heel and toe. The edges are finished with ultra-fine contrasting piping and the interior fully lined with tan glove leather. All in all, this shoe represents the height of luxury; certainly no finer boot of this kind is to be had, all materials being the same as used in their Bonora’s bespoke line. In short, a handsome and gentlemanly shoe, extraordinarily well made, and much of it by hand. –a Euro 1000++ value.
Size: US 9.5DD…..UK 8.5E…..Continental 42.5D, for the medium width foot.
Condition: Near new, Neuwertig, appears to have been worn ONCE. 95% of its life ahead of it.