Alden 4303 White Calfskin Plain Toe Dover

Additional Model Details:

  • TruFlare Last

  • Ripple Outsole

  • 270 Flat Welt

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Alden 4303 White Calfskin Plain Toe Dover

Rare Alden For Martin Kramer, 1950’s Nathan Hack Ripple Sole shoes. US 11.5 A/C

  • Condition: See item
  • Size: 11.5
  • End: 2018-06-23 11:09 AM
  • Duration: 28 hr, 55 min
  • $230.00 Sold
  • Times Listed: 7
These new Old stock white leather derby shoes with Nathan Hack ripple sole will make any spiffy gent happy on first view. There’s just something so right about the design, the color, the fabric, the joining together of all these elements in perfect harmony. The marriage of the durable rubber sole, eyelets, white leather, heavy hand stitching and magnificent craftsmanship, a prayer sent to the shoe gods and here is the answer, in all it’s heavy duty footwear glory.The soles are the original Ripple Soles invented by Nathan Hack (patent 6-14-1955.) Nathan Hack was a shoe manufacturer who founded the Hack Shoe Company in Detroit in 1917 to manufacture orthopedic & Corrective footwear. He invented the shoe with corrugated soles based on World War II research seeking a method to cushion the shock as paratroopers hit the ground.Alden shoe co made these Martin Kramer Shoe Co in Chicago Derby Shoes. They were made specifically for doctors’ use in the operation rooms. Alden shoe co exceled in specialties such as orthopedic and medical footwear. Alden sold their shoes with retailers' private label heel pads, including Kramer Shoe Co, Britches of Georgetown, Brooks Brothers, Hack shoe co, Eneslow Shoes Corp.. etc. They feature; a firm medial extended counter, an open lacing which enables the wearer to adjust the gap between the quarters to match the shape of the foot. This must have accessory can be worn all season-and is suitable for all occasions, about town or in the office. They are smooth inside lined in all leather making them comfortable with or without socks. Made of Alden TruFlare last. They have really been taken good care of over all these years. New and never worn, they do not come with original box. A truly rare find.Label: Martin Kramer Shoe co Chicago-Skokie (Made In USA.)Material: Leather, RubberSize Marked: 11 ½ A/C (A width) (fits UK 10 ½ , Euro 45)*Accessories not included unless otherwise stated.
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