Neat pair of old black label Chippewa boots. The style is a 8″ round-toe hunting type boot. What makes these special is the olive green leather. Green leather was an option on boots makes and models from this time period, but you find green par is far less. The leather is died through therefore scuffs are a lighter shade of green instead of brown. The boots are lined inside with brown leather, but are not insulated. The back of the tongues are lined in a gold cotton blend material. These boots also feature a darker olive Dynamar crepe type sole. The boot feathers the embroidered black label in the right boot only. The embroidered label predates the screened and dates these boots back to the 1960s.
This is a pair of deadstock Chippewa Steel Toe Engineer Boots. Black Label includes Chippewa Falls Wis. These boots can also be dated by the ANSI ( American National Standards Institute) 1967/75 marking. Sturdy split leather uppers with nickel hardware, steel toe, stitched leather mid-sole.
These boots are unworn as evident in the pristine Vulcan Neoprene Heel and Nitrene Sole. Uppers do have some light scuffing and wear from sitting around for 40 years but are otherwise in great shape. These boots could be polished to a shine if desired.
heel height 1.75″
shaft height 11″
Heel to Toe (sole) 11.75″
width at ball of foot (sole) 4.25″
Vintage Chippewa USA 3-hole chukka boots. These boots consist of a basic two-piece split leather upper welted to a neoprene oil resistant sole. The tongue is gusseted to the boot sides making the boot more weather resistant.
Older black label containing Chippewa Falls, Wis sewn to right tongue. Other markings inside include the following: