Neuwertig Vintage KNAPP Shoe Co. SHELL CORDOVAN Full Brogue Derby: 40D
€340.00SOLD to Herra A. G., Porvoo, Finland
Size: 40-40.5 [US.7-7.5] [UK 6-6.5]
Styles: Brogues, Budapesters, Derbys, Shell Cordovan
Knapp Shoe Manufacturing
Shell Cordovan Full Brogue Derby (Budapester)
The venerable Knapp Shoe Manufacturing Company was founded in 1921 in Brockton, Massachusetts, at the time still one of the focuses of the American shoe industry. With the decline and consolidation of the American shoe industry, Knapp was acquired by and eventually closed by the Iron Age Corporation. I understand that the name is still in use and some association to the old firm exists but it is doubtful that any American-made products are involved today. Fortunately, here we have a fine example of Knapp’s superior hand-work of the mid 20th century, a classic Full Brogue Derby (Budapester) in finest Horween Shell Cordovan. This is their finest product, the “Mastercraft” shoe with their extraordinary comfortable and healthful proprietary “Aerovent” cushion sole. Goodyear welted, of course, with 360 degree storm welt (split reverse welt) and combination heel. A fine shoe to serve you handsomely into the next decade and onward. Knapp customers are an unusually loyal group, many of whom have worn only Knapp shoes and lament quite vocally the passing of the firm. See: http://kbfootwear.wordpress.com/knapp-customers-speak-out/
Size Details:US 7D (UK6E) (Continental 40D), for the medium width foot.
Very lightly worn, showing no appreciable wear to top or bottoms. "Neuwertig"!