original 1930s working cowboy’s cowboy boots

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400938388587
These vintage boots were made in the 1930s, and have short shafts with a deeply scalloped top cut. They have leather soles and narrow, tall, nailed leather heels. While the flashy boots of the ’30s-’50s survive, the plainer, workingman’s boots like this are extremely hard to come by. They measure 12″ heel to toe, 4″ at the widest point. While the leather isn’t cracked, it would take some work to get these back into wearable condition.

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1960s riveted cork sole workboots

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These vintage boots were made in the 1960s by Outdoorsman. They have riveted cork soles, soft toes, decorative green contrast stitching on brown leather, an ankle high cut and speed lacers. They are a size 7-1/2.

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1940s Weyenberg Massagic shoes

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These vintage shoes were made in the 1940s by Weyenburg under the Massagic Air Cushion Shoe label. They have the earlier 1933 patent arch support design, a pointy perforated captoe, closed lacing and seven eyelets. They have flat cotton laces, channeled leather soles and BF Goodrich vogue heels.

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1950s Weyenberg Massagic shoes

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271654455717
These vintage shoes were made in the 1940s by Weyenburg under the Massagic Air Cushion Shoe label. They have the 1950s patent arch support design, a round perforated captoe, open lacing and six eyelets. They have flat cotton laces, leather soles and Massagic labeled heels.

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Captoe dress boots

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This vintage pair of boots is typical of dress boots of the 1920s, although the heels and overall construction make me think they were manufactured in the 1940s. They remained popular at that point with older, more conservative markets. They are made of black leather with five eyelets and four speed hooks. They have black flat cotton laces, and a nice curve to the back seam. The boots have Vulcan rubber heels and a leather sole.