Thanks for all the great info guys, you've really made my day.
Originally Posted by Teacher
Greekgeek, are you the winner? Because if you are, you got yourself one hell of a deal. Enjoy your score!
Teacher, thank you for the great info on dating these. I really enjoy hearing about the tell tale signs of items history/quality.
Yes I am the high bidder. It is interesting. I marked the shoes early with a $35 bid (a bit high, I know, but I was eager and assumed they would go much much higher). Then, after eyeing them all week w/o a second bid I was convinced they would be sniped.
So I sniped myself with an atomic bomb sized bid but got them for less than the original bid. I was elated but quickly became suspicious that they may be new stock. Some garbage shopworn Florsheims with no box I had on last month sold for $50.......that is eBay for you.....and thus this this post!
Originally Posted by Tarmac
I think the first ones are very old, or, as old as other vintage models on ebay.
In any case, vintage florsheims have a variety of heel patterns. Here is a similar one:
[$31 is a sweet deal for those
Thank you Tarmac. I was only familiar with soles similar to your first pic (sans the slant rubber) and the all rubber heeled lower line soles.
Originally Posted by neyus
I really wanted those shoes.
I will keep that in mind if they do not fit.