*NEW – Historic Vintage FLORSHEIM IMPERIAL Penny Loafer, Circa 1985: 46D (US 12D)

680.00

  • Vintage
    Florsheim Imperial
    Oxblood Penny Loafer
    Euro 680

    There is no shoe more representative of the mid-century Ivy League than the Penny loafer. Adopted by the university set and later by sporting gentlemen on both sides of the Atlantic, the model offers relaxed comfort, informality with style and in this particular version by Florsheim, superior construction through and through. Goodyear welted of course and with hand-raised apron, further hand sewn binding reinforcing the limits of the strap (the stress point of all loafers), and double leather at the edges of the opening, this classic promises long life too…especially welcomed by a big or heavy man. The Oxblood Cordovan color is also typical of the period and easily taken for Shell Cordovan.

    This later Florsheim logo suggests manufacture in the 1980’s but the model was already in evidence in the 1950’s. A classic, an antique, for the Florsheim lover who prized an authentic product from the real Florsheim (not the offshore products marketed today under the name) a historic collectors item, seldom seen today and never seen in new condition after more than 40 years out of production. Suffice it to say that among approximately 1200 shoes in this website at the moment, this is the only original Florsheim Penny Loafer, in any size.


    Size Details:

    12D US...........11E UK...........Continental: 46D, for the medium width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    New and unworn.

  • Florsheim Imperial
    Vintage Oxblood Penny Loafer

    Euro 680

    Dies ist Florsheim’s äusserst beliebter und seltene “Penny Loafer”. Ein Loafer wie kein anderer: der handgenähte Mocassin-Vamp geht fast in den vorderen “Welt” über und ist an den Seiten durch eine massive und dekorative Naht befestigt, die dem Alden’s Loafer gewiss Schamesroete ins Gesicht treiben wuerde!

    Dieser Schuh kann um die Spät-80-er datiert werden, doch war dieses Modell bereits in den 50-ern existent. Ein Klassiker, eine Antiquität, für alle Florsheim-Liebhaber ein absolutes Sammlerstück, seltener als jeder andere Florsheim-Schuh, einschliesslich aller ultra-seltenen Alligators. .


    Size Details:

    46D, fuer den mittel-breiten Fuss

    Shoe Condition:

    Neu und ungetragen.

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