Glacé Kid Boots

These excellent 1950s or earlier British work boots were found by a friend in a charity shop in the Midlands. The pull tab on the rear says that they’re made of Glacé Kid (goat hide). I would say this applies only to the quarter (ankle/leg) portion of the boot. There appear to be 2 different hides used in the boot – for the cap and vamp, it appears to be calf, and Glacé Kid for the quarter. The vamp and cap don’t have the glassy, grainy look of Glacé Kid that you can see in the quarter. Maybe I’m wrong. But whatever, these are fantastic, functional boots, and very modern looking, despite their age. I really love the hand finish on the heel – very stylish finish. A perfect work/casual boot.


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