Wonderful Pair of custom grade black oxford gunboat dress shoes. Hand Crafted in Canada, these were made by John McHale. These are from the custom grade line of McHale shoes and are of the finest benchmark quality. Beautiful craftsmanship and custom grade quality.
The outers, inners and soles are all in excellent condition. Feature fully leather lined inners, padded underside of the tongue, thick double stacked gunboat goodyear welted soles, nailed heels, nails in the spine, padded underside of the tongue, storm welted and brand new black cotton laces. Made of imported calf these were made in the heyday of McHale's dating to the 1950s.
Shoes have recently been professionally cleaned, conditioned and polished. Have been always well kept in shoe trees. The left shoe is missing the inner McHale heel pad. Very Comfortable, handmade and of a bespoke quality. Insides are labelled as "D 8 421124 29 51205".
John McHale was a preeminent Canadian shoe marker until being bought out by Florsheim in 1954, after which shoes continued to be manufactured under the McHale name into the 1970s. From the styling and McHale label on these shoes (particularly the inners) they date from the early 1950s prior to acquisition by Florsheim. Width (at widest point): 4.25. The item "John McHale 51205 Custom Grade Black Oxford Captoe Shoes 8D Vintage 60s Gunboats" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Shoes\Dress Shoes". The seller is "scotkinvintage" and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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