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I've been avoiding public transportation and going into the office during the Olympics -- just trying to avoid taking unnecessary risks. But today I had to go into work, so I picked my John McHale Florsheims to get me through the day.

I ordered a couple sets of the flat laces that @friendlygoz mentioned last month and put a set on these shoes because the old laces were getting frayed. These look nice, but I have to say that they are hard to loosen and tighten since the width makes them fairly snug going through the holes. Maybe they'll get better after a bit of time?

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Those look great.
 

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@davidVC @mormonopoly

What era are these Florsheim? 1930s?

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Someone get a nice score. Hope it was Joe.
I saw those and debated some DIY reconstructive foot surgery to make them fit. Amazing score.
 

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@davidVC @mormonopoly

What era are these Florsheim? 1930s?

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Someone get a nice score. Hope it was Joe.
The rugged styling is very World War II era. Stunning pair.
 

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I saw those and debated some DIY reconstructive foot surgery to make them fit. Amazing score.
Whoa, it was still available when you saw them? I would have snag just to see how good they were in person. And surely it would be easy to resell.
 

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Whoa, it was still available when you saw them? I would have snag just to see how good they were in person. And surely it would be easy to resell.
No. sorry my post was misleading in the interest of trying to be a funny guy.
 

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Happy Friday forum pals. The UPS fairy squealed to a stop in front of the house and dropped off a box. This was the BEST wrapping of shoes I have ever seen. In plastic bags, wrapped in news paper, taped all around, placed in a box with padding and then the whole box was wrapped in paper as well. After 8 minutes of opening the box I saw this wonderful pair of NOS 97625 Royal Imperial LWBs. Date code is FC, so these are from June 1992, before they started saying assembled in USA. I picked them up last weekend off the Ebay. I made him a nice offer which was accepted immediately. As I have stated before, it is best to give thought as to what you would be willing to pay for an item if it ever pops up. This allows careful contemplation, but then to immediately pull the trigger once you find it. Some sun and shade picks.

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Happy Friday forum pals. The UPS fairy squealed to a stop in front of the house and dropped off a box. This was the BEST wrapping of shoes I have ever seen. In plastic bags, wrapped in news paper, taped all around, placed in a box with padding and then the whole box was wrapped in paper as well. After 8 minutes of opening the box I saw this wonderful pair of NOS 97625 Royal Imperial LWBs. Date code is FC, so these are from June 1992, before they started saying assembled in USA. I picked them up last weekend off the Ebay. I made him a nice offer which was accepted immediately. As I have stated before, it is best to give thought as to what you would be willing to pay for an item if it ever pops up. This allows careful contemplation, but then to immediately pull the trigger once you find it. Some sun and shade picks.

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Spectacular! My pair says hello...

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Been dying to wear these early 1960s Dack’s zebu u-wings (“The Cambridge”). I finally got half soles installed so they are ready for prime time. These were a grail pair for me. Thanks, @Jiqea, for sending them my way.

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