vintage van's style #59 ~ US9


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vintage van's style #59 crescent era

khaki canvas

tan foxing/pigskin trim

made in usa circa 1989

new with defects

US9/UK8-8.5 (gum waffle outsole portion measures 27.5cm)


right shoe saw obvious long term use as floor display with exposure to elements. canvas discoloured a pistachio colour & rubber midsole shows widespread yellowing. on the whole the rubber remains soft & flexible however does shoe dryness, glue oxidation & widespread wrinkling upon bend. these could go either way. sometimes the defective shoe can hold up better but from experience i think there will be separation fro the uppers at the toe creases, foxing stripe loss & possibly flaking of entire 1st foxing. the friction itself will be unaffected & as such will hold up to normal wear despite surface rubber loss. the right waffle has darkened slightly but still supple & pliable. leather collar has dried somewhat. wear at own risk!

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