- Jan 16, 2018
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Shoes arrived today.Alright folks, bought these as a project pair last year. Have not had the time to restore these, and forgot about them. Was clearing out my storage and found them again. Totally molded. Yuck! Luckily there were packed in a plastic bag.
It’s a (probably 1960s) pair of Shell Cordovan Florsheim Royal Imperial.
Size 9.5 B
If any of you are up for the challenge to (try to) restore them. They’d be yours for the cost of shipping!
Only condition is I would like to see a followup post with the result! Or perhaps this would be a good pair for the shoe restore challenge.
If multiple people are interested I’ll pick one at random.
Shoes are in Netherlands, but can ship worldwide.
Issues with the pair:
- leather looks super dry and dull in places
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Good news! These come from my favorite Florsheim period - the "fuck it" sizing phase! These 9.5B shoes seem to fit my 10.5D feet, just a little snug by the toes.
So far, they're not half bad. I started with two mild all-over scrubbings with Bick 1, to get off the surface filth. Then a little conditioner. And of course, cedar shoe trees. Will decide on next steps tomorrow.