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Sold on eBay: 1940’s CHIPPEWA Engineer Boots Logger Heel Size 8

Stellar pair of Chippewa engineer boots sold earlier this month with some gorgeous patina. From the listing:

“This is a very nice pair of Chippewa engineer boots and I think they are the 1940 model with a logger heel. They are very dark tobacco brown almost black. I took them to get conditioned and the repairman polished them brown even though I made a point of saying I wanted them black. I might have said a few million curse words. Anyway…. upside is they will match those great brown horsehide jackets and they are a one of a kind color. The horsehide leather is supple and solid, the straps are strong, buckles are good and the heels have a full horseshoe steel tap customized for throwing maximum sparks off the asphalt… I had the steel shanks re-sewn into the back seams and it looks good. These boots can probably be back to the original black again without too much trouble by a competent shoe repairman if you want them to be; but the rich brown black color has grown on me and they are a beautiful pair of boots with tons of original character.”

The brown color, while also being a consequence of the “incompetent” shoe polishing, comes from years of wear. These horeshide boots started out a black color and naturally took on a deep brown color. They are beautiful. Here are the auction details:

VTG 1940 CHIPPEWA MOTORCYCLE ENGINEER LOGGER HEEL BOOTS 8 dark brown

Seller: Stacy-4-11 / Seattle, WA
Price: $1,200
Label: Chippewa
Condition: “good”

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