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I haven't been buying shoes for myself lately, but while we were discussing the black shell Aldens the other day I had a look on Ebay and these Florsheim PTBs were just too tempting. Vcleat says this says the 92650 is a rare model and the auction was about to end with no bids showing, so why not. Only one other bidder showed up in the end, so $71 took it. This is right out the box and they are in great condition, no overhaul needed.
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I don't gamble, but the feeling of being the only bidder at the end of an auction for shell gives a bit of an adrenaline rush, so I can understand how some people might really get in trouble with slots or whatever. These are code CF, so either 1985 or 1995 vintage.
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I have some black shell AE Leeds PTBs that are about the same as these shoes, but I like shell PTBs. And these have solid original soles and somebody already did the heel replacement, so they're good to go.
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Super pickup. Yet another shoe I would love but not made in my width.
 

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AE Bartletts today.
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Shell Alden monk strap yesterday.
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Here’s a pair I haven’t worn in a while. Vintage Lloyd and Haig with some AE clearance laces to give them a little color. The patina comes from long use and love. I had forgotten how the click of the v-cleat on hard surfaces is so reassuring (and loud). I think these are early 1970’s.

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Super pickup. Yet another shoe I would love but not made in my width.
Don't despair. There are custom made pairs out there.
 

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L.B. Sheppard PTB.

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Florsheim 30343. Probably from 60s (vcleat position) but I think too far gone
 

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Why was Florsheim worth
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more cheaper? Was it the leather? That’s all I can see in these shoes. Otherwise they look pretty solid. Just old and neglected
 

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1983 Allen Edmonds Fairway, a golf shoe that has been recrafted with leather soles.

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I was browsing YouTube and I found a lady who was preparing a 1920s wardrobe for a transatlantic cruise later in the year. Obviously, she also needed the proper shoes for her wardrobe and she made her 1920s flapper style shoes. Yes, the lady has game and some skills to go with it. It made me realize we can do something about the specific styles and sizes we can't find if we are willing to learn and go to the effort. I'm pretty sure I am not up to the task. This video should start at 12:30 where she actually starts making her shoes. Enjoy.

 

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