Mens Vintage Nocona Alligator Crocodile Cowboy Boots 10
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Sold Date: 05/31/2009
Channel: Online Auction
This is a pair of high quality Vintage “White Label” Nocona boots which were made in the 70’s in Nocona Tx, USA. As most boot connoisseurs know older boots were better made boots and this pair is no different. Built to last and the fact that they look this good 30+ years after being crafted in a small Texas town speak volumes to those who lament the passing of the good ol’ days. The Nocona factory is still t (I’ve been) but it is now used to make jeans and baseball gloves – who knows w Nocona boots are made these days?!These boots are not only in *almost* perfect condition but they are made of what I believe to be a no longer commercially available skin type . At first glance they appear to look very similar to alligator “belly” but note the hexagonal shape of the tiles and I think that you will agree that these boots must be made of some other type of sea reptile. The style number stamped inside the boot reads “7171” The vamps are a peanut brittle color and the shafts are a light tobacco. The shafts have nine rows of colored stitching with white piping around the collars. The inlays are a traditional Nocona design, and what I call the basic flame. They have a standard walking heel and a semi-pointed toe. These boots are impeccably clean inside and out and IMO are 95% + perfect . Both of the vamps and both of the shafts have no issues – no cracks, tears, rubs, marks, scuffs, blemishes or any other problems. The vamps are soft and supple, NOT dry and brittle which can so often be the case. The soles and heels are BRAND NEW and so these are of course perfect. T is some slight wear on both of the heels – nothing serious and no large areas of missing skin, just a few scuffs and abrasions from 30 years worth of what must have been very light wear. The boots have been very well cared for and I have just cleaned, conditioned and polished them ready for wear or display. If they continue to be this well looked after these boots will continue to go on offering their owner many many years of service. Please do bear in mind that these are used, vintage boots though and whilst they are in great shape they are not new, perfect or otherwise 100% untouched and factory fresh. Note the glossy shine to the vamps in the pictures, they are like that in the flesh – these boots look great! The boots measure 11 ¾� long from heel to toe and 4” across the widest part of the sole. The shafts are 10” tall from the top of the vamp and the heels are 1 ¾ as measured on the rear slopes. These boots are clearly stamped Mens 10 D and the measurements are consistent with other Nocona boots that I have in a 10. In my experience older factory boots tend to run a little smaller and so I would suggest that the buyer of these should be closer to the 9.5D end of the 10 spectrum than the 10.5 end. This is only my opinion though, and so please use your judgement, the stamped size and the measurements to determine your potential fit. Everyone’s feet are different and I cannot guarantee that these will fit you although I wear a 10 in most boots and these are A-ok for me with a thin dress sock. It is very hard to find these boots, by this maker, in this size, in this condition and made of this skin type. A perfect combination and the new owner is sure to be delighted. I will post these within 1 business day of payment. I like my items to be processed promptly and try to do the same for others. International bidders are welcome to buy but they should expect to pay for their shipping costs which will vary depending on their location. Shipping boots to either Europe or Asia is usually around $40 for priority USPS airmail. Insurance is an optional extra regardless of your shipping location. I have 100% perfect feedback and an 8 year history on ebay as both a buyer and a seller. I have sold a lot of boots over the past few months (over 20 pairs) and everyone has either been pleased or darn right delighted. Check my feedback a...
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