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Beautiful shoes. I would love to hve a pair.

Is that a new form of nailing on the heels than the C&J normal pattern? Is this the 21st century change?
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1940's Howard & Foster
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Definitely one of your best so far. Sublime. fistbump.gif
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Is that a new form of nailing on the heels than the C&J normal pattern? Is this the 21st century change?

It's the mid-20th centuy standard: cheap shoes had all rubber heels, premium ranges all leather (reinforced with lots and lots of nails). By the mid/late 1960s (or so), all-leather heels were being replaced by leather and rubber combination heels, although EG did produce in the early 2000s the RLPL hoes with all-leather heels (presumably on RL's request, as at this point in time, EG did not produce their own range with this type of heel).

Someone asked about the age of the shoes, I would place them into the mid-60s as "elastic on instep" shoes (also available as a bootie-version) was quite a popular style which has almost disappeared (JLP had a museum calf version, maybe three years ago).

Here is JL (London) with their bespoke version:

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Any tips for good products to use on these?

 

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Gasoline and a match.
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Definitely one of your best so far. Sublime. fistbump.gif

Gracias, my friend. This is after 3 months of rehab.... of course with the "Top Secret" supplies you introduced me to!
post #11045 of 18688
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It's the mid-20th centuy standard: cheap shoes had all rubber heels, premium ranges all leather (reinforced with lots and lots of nails). By the mid/late 1960s (or so), all-leather heels were being replaced by leather and rubber combination heels

I assume you are quoting the UK standard for heel history. The US history differs quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Is that a new form of nailing on the heels than the C&J normal pattern? Is this the 21st century change?
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I assume you are quoting the UK standard for heel history. The US history differs quite a bit.

The question concerned Crockett & Jones. The last time I looked, they were a UK company. biggrin.gif
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The question concerned Crockett & Jones. The last time I looked, they were a UK company. biggrin.gif

This quote, "It's the mid-20th centuy standard: cheap shoes had all rubber heels, premium ranges all leather (reinforced with lots and lots of nails)."

referred to the "20th century standard" and not the "C&J standard". Maybe i just misinterpreted.
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Bettanin and Venturi Norvegese size US11D/EUR10 arriving soon. Might add a little more tan to the colour while they are fresh.

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

This quote, "It's the mid-20th centuy standard: cheap shoes had all rubber heels, premium ranges all leather (reinforced with lots and lots of nails)."
referred to the "20th century standard" and not the "C&J standard". Maybe i just misinterpreted.

People have died for less.
post #11050 of 18688
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Someone asked about the age of the shoes, I would place them into the mid-60s as "elastic on instep" shoes (also available as a bootie-version) was quite a popular style which has almost disappeared
Thanks for the info. I didn't thought they are so old. Great part of history for 125 bucks smile.gif
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Gasoline and a match.


Whats wrong with them?

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Gasoline and a match.


Whats wrong with them?


Everything.
post #11053 of 18688
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Whats wrong with them?

I would have agreed with the gas X match collabo but based on some of the non-pronographic shoe pics in this thread as of late yours should fit in just fine.
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Gasoline and a match.


Whats wrong with them?


Everything.

I'm laughing real bad right now!

10/10 comments right there!!
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

1940's Howard & Foster
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Great shoes!! Chernin's shoes (in Chicago) was still selling lizard shoes by Howard & Foster in the late 60s. They were $30 or $35 and came in 5 or 6 colors. Those were my first 'pimp" shoes.
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