vintage 1940s french brown suede shoes - oxfords - utility ww2
Bought for myself in France this summer from a brocante, a pair of antique or vintage (1940s?) very well made brown suede oxford style shoes, with I think a safety toe, and metal heel and toe tips to sole. They fit me fine and I am a standard UK 6 - my feet are not 'vintage shoe narrow' either!
I've purchased some modern waxed cotton laces and added them, as the originals were missing. The soles are marked 'Superior - Limoges' I think.
Insole just over 10" from heel into toe (externally just over 11" heel to toe)
ball of foot externally 4"
Unworn old stock, they show age as rust to the eyelets on the inside but this is not visible when worn. Aside form the odd scuff/press tp the uses as shown they are very good and clean.
They are quite a chunky shoe, and as they've not been worn will take a little wearing in but suede not too stiff, so shouldn't take long.