VTG 1950's RARE Florsheim Imperial Pebble Grain Longwing Gunboat Spectators Double Sole US 8.5 D
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VTG 1950's Florsheim Imperial Longwing Spectators, Size 8.5 D.
Just bought these beauties on eBay earlier this week and I'm already having some buyer's remorse; albeit nothing to do with the shoes themselves. Admittedly, I've never worn spectators before, but these are an incredibly rare and interesting cross between the usual, elegant two-tone wingtip oxfords of the 1930's (think Fred Astaire!) and the clunky, heavy duty mid-century style battleships of the 50's Ivy League era! Note the very nice detail of the gold colored welt stitch. They are in pristine condition; as close to "new old stock" as you'll find from a shoe of this vintage. Soles are 100% original. Uppers are mint; it's unlikely that these were worn much at all. See photos for details. Price is non negotiable. I'm asking only what I purchased them for (negotiated down from higher asking) and no profit is being made off this sale. I'm selling because I can't justify the purchase given how little I would probably wear these; these are damn sexy shoes and it was a shameless impulse buy. As much as I love them, I'm just not a two-tone kind of guy and I wouldn't want these to collect dust in my closet waiting for the odd occasion to be shown off. My loss is your gain however; you aren't likely to find another pair, in any size, in similar condition! Message me for additional photos and I'll be happy to provide them.