+THE FLORSHEIM SHOE, Fiddle Vamp Wholecut, Circa 1980: US 12D (46D)
The FLORSHEIM SHOE
6-Eyelet “Fiddle Vamp” Wholecut Oxford
This elegant single-sole Florsheim Oxford “Wholecut” stands in contrast to Florsheim’s much heavier Budapesters (Derbys). The overall appearance is more delicate and rather sleeker. The term “wholecut” refers to a shoe who’s uppers are made with only one piece of leather with only one seam at the rear. The description of this shoe as a “wholecut” may be somewhat ambitious as the vamp is a separate piece of leather but the skill in forming a single piece of leather around the last is no less required here.
In any case, this is a beautiful traditional model, very useful and a basic in the wardrobe. Both a practical and a representative shoe for the gentleman and nicely finished. Goodyear welted.
Size Details:12D US......(UK 11E).....Continental 46D, for the medium width foot. Should this shoe please you but not be your size, please send me your specifications which I shall compare to my inventory.
Lightly worn. 90% of its life ahead of it. Ask if you require custom fitted trees.