Vintage U. S. Navy Officer’s Dress Blucher: 43-43.5D
€280.00SOLD to Mr. L. C., Shoreditch, UK
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys, Militaria
U. S. Navy
Military Specification Officer’s Dress Uniform Blucher
Date of manufacture: May 15, 1964
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 of its Vulcan heels (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.
Size Details:US 10D.....UK 9E.....Continental 43-43.5D, for the mid-width foot.
Lightly worn, with no appreciable wear to soles or heel as can be seen in the photos.