*NEW – Vintage ENDICOTT JOHNSON GOLF Saddle Oxford: 42D
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Brogues, Golf, Oxfords, Saddle Oxfords
Golf Saddle Oxford
Out of the over 200 American Shoemakers clustered around New England at the start of the 20 Century, only a handful remain, among them Bostonian, Cole-Haan, J &M and, the better know here in Europe, Alden and Allen-Edmonds. The great Florsheim and Bostonian exist today as marketing firms, the bulk of their wares being produced off-shore. Lamentable. Endicott Johnson Bostonian, employing as many as 20,000 workers in 1920, closed the last of its plants in 1998 and was solds and resold, until finally becoming a subsidiary of Citygroup.
The Endicott Johnson Saddle Oxford Golf Shoe presented here, dating from the late-1980s or early 1990, appears to have been among the last of the production that sprang from the American workrooms of this once great shoemaker. Bostonian, like Florsheim, Cordwainer, Nunn-Bush and others, produced more than one price and quality level of product, in some cases even taking orders for custom shoes, extremely desirable rarities today. This is a marvelous classic model in the old tradition of workmanship, a handsome and unusually durable shoe, equal to the great Florsheims and Cordwainers and Footjoys and clearly superior to almost any modern Golf shoe. The leather itself is a warm Tan calf that will take beautifully to polish. Do remember to polish these before wearing them outside.
NOTE: converting this marvelous shoe to a street shoe is quite straight forward and can be done by us before shipping to you. Cost: Euro 90.
Size Details:9D US, English 8E, European 42D, for the medium width foot.
New and unworn.