Deadstock 1960s Chippewa Steel Toe Engineer Boots

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.

Inside markings:
ANSI
Z4L1-1967/75
9EE 3045
7863

Measurements:
heel height 1.75″
shaft height 11″
Heel to Toe (sole) 11.75″
width at ball of foot (sole) 4.25″

WESCO Motorcycle/Work Boots

Vintage WESCO Boss Engingeer Boots

Unique boots in the fact that they zip the length of the shaft on the outside. The lower part of the boot is essentially the same as the Boss engineer boot, showing the same construction and ankle strap, above that is a 10.5 inch, heavy gauge gold TALON Zipper. WESCO does make custom boots, It’s very likely this pair was a special order. WESCO West Coast Shoe Co. embossed on the fronts. Stacked leather heels with Vibram soles