Rare 1870s Victorian Men's Leather Stove Pipe Western Boot
Originating in 1747, the stove pipe boot was originally known as the common boot and was a favorite among cowboys and equestrians alike. These boots were designed to hit just shy of the knee and to be wide enough to so a wearer's trousers could be firmly tucked inside. They also had an elevated heel to allow riders to "home" their feet in the stirrups.
Due to the heavy wear and tear bestowed upon these types of boots, not many have survived the years, which makes this pair a real treat!
These rustic boots are machine sewn and made of a soft, yet sturdy black leather with a moderate square toe. They have a plain vamp with a pointed tongue and decorative stitching near the top of the back quarter. They are straight cut around the calf and have cloth pulls on the inside of each boot. Boots are fully lined in calf skin.
Boots have been resoled a long time ago, but you can still see the original pegged sole underneath. They also have metal heel rims.
There is some sort of old sticker in one of the boots, which would not be original. We believe these may have been resold at some point and that is leftover from the shop. We have had these boots verified and dated by multiple experts in the field and they are the real deal.
Shaft Height: 15"
Heel Height: 1 5/8"
Calf Circumference: 16.5"
Insole Length: 11 1/4"
Across Toe Box: 4"
Leather shows overall signs of wear and needs to be conditioned. Inside calf lining is staring to crack and come unattached at top. The welt needs to be reattached on one of the boots. Pulls are firmly attached and in working order. Boots are very wearable. Priced accordingly.