#135: From the Bench
August 8, 2010
Up in the country, and last night it was 62 degrees when we got back to the house after nightfall. Slept with one of two windows open, under the covers. I’m not saying I’m ready for fall, no, ’cause I still haven’t swam the whole diameter of the lake. I still have a few weeks left to make it there and back. But I won’t mind kickin’ the Keds for a good pair of boots soon.
1930’s bench-made paddock boots. This means that they were made by a cobbler and intended for everyday use. Looks like these were never worn, until now.
Rich brown leather with military green grosgrain pull tabs. Wood heel and sole, resoled with rubber. Diamond stitching.
Metal-tipped original shoe laces:
Nope, not quite ready for fall. But almost.