Seen here is a great pair of older Danner insulated and Gore-Tex lined hunting boots. Tongue stamped 60630, a style number no longer in production, but the styling is very similar to what’s known now as the Sierra GTX, Style 63100. The boot consists of a multi panel leather and Cordura upper. Fully attached tongue construction along with the Gore-Tex lining ensure the elements stay locked out. A light quilted insulation on the interior makes these a good boot for almost any season. Old style duck camo on the Cordura works well in the field or on the streets. In fact, Danner has recently collaborated with modern-american outfitter, Ball and Buck on a very similar, updated version.
Other details include an 8″ shaft height, Vibram soles, 8-eye lace up consisting of eyelets, D rings and hooks.
Nice older pair of Red Wing Irish Setter hunting/work boots. These boots have been cared for as evident in the leather, not dried and cracking around the toe creases as you so often see. Feel and look like a nice old ball glove, great patina with lots of character.
These boots are NOT steel toe. They have a storm welt still in good condition, all stitching is intact and the boots is not pulling up at all. The Vibram Soles are in good shape. Some wear around the heels with still plenty of life left in the lugs
Double and triple stitched uppers in places all intact through out booth boots. Normal scuffing and scrapes on the heels and toes. A scratch on the left boot’s toe and heel but nothing that permeates the leather. 5 lower lace holes followed by 4 loops and a grommet at the top. Single Red Wing’s Irish Setter Sport Boot Made in the USA tag in the right boot tongue. Faintly stamped 14 D in the right boot.
8″ shaft height
14.5″ heel to toe (sole)
4 7/8″ across at widest (sole)
Nice older pair of Red Wing work boots. These boots have been cared for as evident in the oiled leather, not dried and cracking around the toe creases as you so often see. Feel and look like a nice old ball glove, great patina with lots of character. There’s the odd faint remnants of an L drawn with looks like a marker the likes of a sharpie Magnum on the right boot and an R on the left boot. Not sure if this served a work related purpose or was a practical joke by the guys friends.
These boots are NOT steel toe. They have a rubber storm welt and Vibram Soles. Double and triple stitched uppers in places using black and white thread intact through out booth boots. Normal scuffing ad scrapes on the heels and toes but no deep gouges or thin wearing areas.5 lower lace holes followed by 4 loops and a hole at the top. Laces are still usable, but I would replace them if I were keeping them. Single Made in the USA Red Wing tag in the right boot.
Tongue stamp 12 B 9G23121 below that there is more but all I can make out is 988.
These boots have some superfluous scratching and markings on the uppers but that’s about the extent of the wear. Exterior leather on the uppers shows no stress points, cracks, gouges or other serious weathering. A gusseted single tongue keeps the weather out when laced via the swivel rings and hooks with candy cane laces.
Inside the boots are fully lined with soft full-grain leather. The shaft has a layer of padding sandwiched between inner and outer for comfort. Soft padded cuff at the top of the shaft is in great shape with no cracking. Previous owner’s name has been blacked out with marker but other wise insides are very clean and odor free. There is a lightly padded insole also in nice shape.
The double stitched welt is in great condition with no broken stitches or separation between the boot and sole. Attached is a fine Vibram Montagna Italian made lugged sole. The sole shows very little signs of wear save for the few pebbles living within its grasp since the boots were last used.
There are a few great attributes about these boots one can really appreciate. My personal favorite is that the entire upper (minus the tongue) is made from a single piece of leather. This pieces is fused by two double stitched seems on the inner side of the boot. One of the greatest seems on a boot I’ve ever seen.
Very nice patina on these boots as is but they could really use a rub of Lederbalsm before being put back into service.
Inside these boots are stamped N 5 1/2 0542
Please note these boots may differ from a typical US size 5 1/2, check measurements below.
9 5/8 inches heel to toe
3 1/4 inches wide at ball of foot
Outside of the boot measures:
approx 10 3/8 inches heel to toe
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