LK-029 USN Low Quarter Shoes French Calf Black (pre-sale 50% deposit)
John Lofgren's 140 last runs slightly large, we recommend sizing down one half size from your standard sneaker or brannock size. This listing is a pre-order, you will pay a 50% deposit at time of purchase, and the remainder when the shoes arrive at the shop. JLB USN Low Quarter Shoes are scheduled for April 2023. This is an estimated delivery time.
In 1941 the khaki uniform was approved for officers in all branches of the US Navy, and the plain low quarter shoe became the standard for wear with the uniform. Regulation US Navy shoes were made in black or brown chrome calfskin, had a Goodyear welt leather sole, a plain toe, and followed a classic blucher pattern.
John Lofgren Bootmaker USN Low Quarter Shoes are made robust and follow the same construction guidelines as the original WWII era shoes that were issued to USN and USMC officers. They are masterpieces crafted by people passionate about footwear and designed to maintain tradition while meeting modern day needs.
Lot No. LK-029
French calfskin (that's finished in Japan) uppers and Japanese leather lined
Goodyear welted construction using Japan made flat welts
Double and triple stitched sewing
1-1/8" stacked heel US made Quabaug heels and Italian made Vibram half soles
Japanese made steel shanks
Embossed padded leather heel pad
Built on the John Lofgren 140 last
Includes Japanese made John Lofgren Bootmaker box and dust bags