merry xmas from the van dorens, & the other side of the pillow.
vintage van doren style #19 lace-up
merry xmas embroidery
customade in usa circa late 60's
used in original box
a very rare example of some bespoke style #19 lace-ups custom made for a friend of the van doren family. to say these are hand made is superfluous because all original vans were made by hand. the hand crafted embroidery however is 1 of a kind, as are the custom striped laces. they feature the van doren external heel tab & internal heel pads & are thought to be from the late 60's. the have been used sparingly although do show wear perhaps only from use on xmas day for the past 40+ years!