These are the perfect boots!
Very unique side lacing boots circa early 1900s or turn of the century. This side lacing style was popular in the early-mid 19th century, but I have not seen many side lacing boots from the turn of the century.
They have wonderful diamond shaped stitching on the toes and a slightly curved heel.
Boots are by John Wanamaker, a well-known American merchant, marketing innovator, and owner of "Wanamaker's," considered to be Philadelphia's first department store.
They have a nice leather tag on the inside that says "John Wanamaker Philadelphia, New York, Paris, London."
There is a hand-written size inside indicating they are a size 6.5, but please see sizing notes below.
+++ 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" inner sole length
2 7/8" width measured across the bottom of the sole at the ball of the foot, and 9 1/2" circumference at the same spot measured from the outside
2 1/4" heel
9 1/4" total height
+++ Condition +++
Great overall condition with minor wear from age. Wear to the soles. Some scuffs/marks on the heels, as shown. You may want to add heel caps at some point in the future.
Some superficial cuts/fissuring in the leather. Leather is still very flexible, buttery soft, 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.