vintage van (quality) style #19 ~ US6
vintage van (quality) style #19 plimsoll
pendleton!? (provide-your-own) plaid wool (disneyland frontier land exclusive?!)
made in usa circa 1972?
USw8/US6/UK5-5.5 (waffle portion outsole measures 25.4cm)
pre-vans, pre-van doren, #style 19 possibly from the late 60's but more likely early 70's. an incredible museum-worthy relic! sadly the rubber has perished in part over time. the rubber friction shows hardening throughout & remains brittle, but only a thin area where it meets the uppers. below that high line the remaining sidewall remains soft & flexible on the whole except. this is a collector piece and is truly deserving of preservation! vans from this era may surface again but very rarely unworn & in a strong womens size like this, which are far better for display. from my experience however if worn i anticipate the midsole to erode on both shoes half way down the midsole. the underside outsole however remains soft. thereafter they may have a long life but for sure these come with the warning to WEAR AT OWN RISK!
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