*VANISHING ELEPHANT, CHAGREEN (Ray Skin) All-Weather Derby: 46D
Size: 46-46.5 [US12-12.5] [UK 11-11.5]
Styles: All Weather, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys, Exotic Leathers
Vanishing Elephant (Brand)
Chagreen (Manta Ray Skin)
All-Weather, Three Eyelet Derby
Shagreen is a type of rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, formerly made from a horse’s back or that of an onager (wild ass). Shagreen is now commonly made of the skins of sharks and rays, as in the case of these shoes.
This firm discontinued the use of this material in the making of shoes, most likely because of the high cost and scarcity of this material and the restrictions placed by many countries in the fishing of the animal species involved. It is fair to say that this is a wearable collectors item!
Size Details:US 12D…..UK 11E….Continental 46D, for the medium width foot.
Like new. Neuwertig.