*Vintage U. S. Navy Officer’s 5-Eyelet Dress Blucher: 42D (US 9D)
U. S. Navy
Military Specification Officer’s 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, resistance to petroleum products, anti-sparking properties (in high fire-risk environments, for instance, on flight decks or motor pools) and anti-skid properties (for instance, aboard ship), not to mention smart appearance and easy maintenance so important to military personnel. This is such a shoe, simple, straight-forward, handsome and indestructible; a true “find” for any gentleman. Made to military specifications, including 360 degree storm welt.
Size Details:US 9D.....UK 8E.....Continental 42D, for the mid-width foot.
Very lightly worn. Black and white picture to show greater detail.