This is the kind of boot heritage lines are trying to reproduce.The example here, a pair of Peters Diamond Brand dress or work boots. My guess, based on style and construction is that these boots are from the 1940s or 50s. Color is a reddish brown, not quite burgundy almost a red clay. Rounded toe is not safety-steel making it an appropriate boot for work or dress by today’s standards. The boot shaft is five inches tall with a one inch heel. Lace up consists of four eyelets, three hooks.
Diamond Brand is stamped in to the right boot on the outside of the upper much like older Red Wings. Inside the right boot, size is marked as 11 D and style 31822 with possible a 3 following, it’s tough to make out. Right boot foot bed is marked PETERS Diamond Brand Arch Cushion Shoe. The soles are leather with the right stamped Peters Arch Cushion Grip Back (so far as I can tell) Heel are marked Light Tread.
There’s not a plethora of information on the Peter’s Shoe Co or Diamond Brand. Trademark records show the Peters Shoe Co patented Diamond Brand in 1892. The company was based out of St. Louis and later merged with other shoe companies to form the International Shoe Company. Today the company is part of Heritage Home Group LLC, a home furnishings company.
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Aren’t they from WV originally.
Entirely possible. My information came from some patent record I found online PETERS SHOE CO’S DIAMOND BRAND ST. LOUIS dated 1892.
I would love to recreate these boots.
I have a very very old pocket knife on one side it says Peters Shoes on other Diamond Special. shoe for men. The Knife was my 98 year old grandfather born 1888 how old could the knife be does anyone know.