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#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.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2010 4:22 pm

    Nice wheels…!

  2. August 10, 2010 3:50 am

    i like that boots!
    cm’on, go to the lake and start to swiiim!

  3. newgrass permalink
    August 19, 2010 6:40 pm

    Whoa, those boots are insane. Were those a find of yours?

    • indiansummervintage permalink*
      August 20, 2010 9:35 am

      Yes. They are mine, my size.

      • newgrass permalink
        August 24, 2010 6:51 pm

        Unbelievable. Great find.

  4. September 3, 2010 11:38 pm

    Historically, a cordwainer makes shoes while a cobbler repairs them. Thought you’d be interested to know.

    I like your blog a lot. Keep up the inspiring stuff.

    • indiansummervintage permalink*
      September 4, 2010 7:04 am

      Thanks Tom, I’m liking yours very much too. I’ll visit when I finally take that road trip down south.

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