VINTAGE ENGINEER BOOTS FOR SALE 7D/7.5D (Buco, JC Penneys, Santa Rosa, Sears)

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  1. mendelboaz

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    I am downsizing my engineer boots collection, and I've decided these are leaving the pack. Pretty much all of these are a size 7.5D. I wear a US size 7.5D in most brands (Mister Freedom Road Champs, Red Wing, Wesco, Chippewa, John Lofgren, Attractions) and these boots fit me just fine with thick boot socks on. The Bucos are on the snug side, so I prefer to wear those with thinner socks but they work either way. I will list measurements for each pair.

    First off, the Bucos by The Real McCoy's, horsehide version, tagged size 7D. These go for upwards of $1800 and are hard to come by. I'm listing them for 350 euros because these have a couple of defects. The instep strap on the right boot snapped and I had it repaired by a local cobbler. She didn't do a great job in my opinion, but I don't know what else she could have done. Perhaps a better cobbler will do a better job. There's also a cut on the right instep strap, inbetween the second and third hole. This results in the third hole not being usable since it'll automatically slide back to the second hole. There's also a couple of loose stitches on the heel of the right boot, and some cracking of the leather in that spot. There's also a cut/dent in the leather on the heel of the right boot. Lastly, I believe the leather on the shaft of the right boot has cracked slightly. Everything is shown in the pictures.

    Other than that these boots are absolutely phenomenal, have a killer profile and will age wonderfully. The leather is slowly starting to develop a dark brown patina in a couple of places but is still mostly black. These will be yours to break in fully and make completely your own. The leather uppers, aside from the flaws mentioned above, and soles are in great condition. If you can live with the flaws you can get these amazing and highly sought-after boots for a heavily discounted price. Gotta love those toe-tracks!

    Measurements:
    Heel to toe = 11.33 inches
    Widest point across bottom = 4.06 inches



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    Next up is a vintage pair of JC Penneys which I believe to be from the late 1950s. I am letting these go for 300 euros. These boots have that robust, badass 1950s profile many collectors are after. They have brass knuckles and triangular shaped instep strap ends, reminiscent of Chippewa engineer boots. I absolutely love these boots and always feel like I stepped out of a time machine whenever I wear them. Just look at the nails in those soles... Gorgeous. The only flaws these have is a slightly loose stitch at the top of the shaft of the right boot, and cracking of the leather throughout. I've tried conditioning them as much as I could. The spots that aren't cracked feel very nice, and the brown color underneath definitely shines through. Soles are in pristine condition. As with the Bucos, these fit a little more snug on me with thick boot socks but still work fine.

    Measurements:
    Heel to toe = 11.18 inches
    Widest point across bottom = 4.13 inches


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    My third offering is a pair of late 1960s Santa Rosa engineer boots. Both the leather and soles are in pristine condition. The leather feels very healthy and oily, and is starting to develop a nice, darkbrown patina throughout. If you're looking for a flat toe profile, this is it. The toes hardly get any flatter than this. The pointy straps and brass buckles are very reminiscent of 1960s Chippewas. I'm letting these go for 300 euros. Don't let the smaller bottom length fool you, these fit very much like a US 7.5D.

    Measurements:
    Heel to toe = 11 inches
    Widest point across bottom = 4.25 inches

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    Lastly is a pair of late 1960s Sears engineer boots. I absolutely love the profile on these, and they have a fantastic patina. Unlike the previous boots, these Sears boots have a leather sole, giving them a very classy and vintage vibe. Leather is in great condition. The heel caps need to be replaced soon. I'm offering these for 250 euros. These are inbetween a 7D and 7.5D, I'd say.

    Measurements:
    Heel to toe = 11.02 inches
    Widest point across bottom = 4.05 inches


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    Every pair of boots will be polished and cleaned before sending. Buyer pays shipping, and my prefered method of payment is Paypal (Friends & family). I offer worldwide shipping from the Netherlands. If you have any more questions or would like to see more photos, please don't hesitate to ask.
     
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    Sears boots on hold.
     
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    JC Penney's are SOLD
     
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