*Vintage U. S. Army Parade Dress Uniform Derby (Blucher): 42D
U. S. Army
Officer’s Parade Dress Uniform Blucher
Many American manufacturers competed for lucrative government contracts for Service Specification shoes and boots and for entry into this demanding area of the trade, “Mil-Spec” footwear, then as today, products had to pass rigorous testing for durability, fit and finish, not to mention smart high-polish appearance and easy maintenance so important to military personnel. This is such a shoe, simple, well-made (notice the 360 degree storm welt above the Goodyear welt) straight-forward, highly presentable and ready for the parade ground, embassy guard duty, Military Police, Class A or full formal attire. Needless to say, a handsome shoe for civilian dress. [I regret, this is the only one available.]
Size Details:US 9D.....UK 8E.....Continental 42D, for the mid-width foot.
Neuwertig, like new, perhaps worn once.