Vintage brown leather harness boots Men's size 7.5 D Womens Size 8, motorcycle boots, engineer boots, bohemian boots, leather boots mens

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Once upon a time, a vibrant US-based company called the Santa Rosa Shoe Factory manufactured shoes and boots in the Sonoma Valley of California. Founded in 1906, the company operated in the tannery district of Santa Rosa, California. There's not a lot of information about this company, although it apparently at some point became part of Kushin Shoes, and later, in the 1980s or 90s, was bought out by Herman, of Herman Survivor boot fame. After that the story goes south, with Walmart acquiring Herman Survivors, at which point you can find a lot of information about boots gone bad.

But what we have here is a pair of pre-Herman, pre-Walmart, US-made, right-in-the-heart-of-California authentic Santa Rosa brand brown leather square toe motorcycle boots in fine condition. They are classic buckle harness style and bear the "Santa Rosa Since 1906" label and faint size information: 7-1/2 D (see photo 5), although they run short. They are however, wide, and so I think they're more of a Men's 7 or even 6.5 and a Woman's 8. Whoever owned these boots cared for them properly; the leather is conditioned, they have very light wear on the toe and heel, and the sole is in great shape. I took these to my boot guys, who after oohing and aahing for a few minutes told me they were Men's 7-1/2 D and that the heel cap had been replaced.

Gorgeous rugged boot--an American original and soon to go the way of the Dodo Bird!



Sole, heel to toe: 10-3/8"
Sole, across ball of foot: 4"
Shaft, down back from top of the heel (not ground) to the top of the leather upper: 9/78"
Side seam, from the top of the heel (not ground) to the top of the leather strap: 11-1/4"
Heel: about 1-3/4"

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