Gorgeous chestnut brown lace up boots with Louis heels circa late 1910s to early 1920s.
The label tag inside reads:
Dr. A Reed Cushion Shoe
Aug. 20, 1893
July 14, 1896
July 15, 1900
The Easiest Shoe on Earth
John Ebberts Shoe Co. Buffalo
See last photo for a newspaper clipping from 1919 for the brand.
+++ Measurements +++
Sizing on boots is always approximate, and I urge you to take careful measurements and ask any questions prior to purchasing.
I believe these are an approximate size 7.5-8 US women's (I wear a 7.5 and they work well for me), but please check the following measurements.
10 3/4" inner sole length (keep in mind the pointed toe)
2 7/8" width measured across the bottom of the sole at the ball of the foot, and 9 3/4" circumference at the same spot measured from the outside
2 1/2" heel
10 1/2" total height
+++ Condition +++
Great overall condition with minor wear from age. Some scuffs and wear to the soles. Leather is still very flexible and not dried out. Inner soles and canvas lining in great condition with minor discoloration in a few places.
The laces have been replaced with new waxed cotton laces.
These are wearable with care, but do keep in mind they are antiques. I highly suggest finding a good cobbler. It is usually quite affordable to have repairs done.
These boots were made to last a lifetime, and with the proper care and repairs when needed, they will!
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.