1940s Military Sneakers | Black Converse Style Adidas Stripes
Here we have a killer pair of rare 1940s military sneakers with the classic Converse style and stripes reminiscent of Adidas. Given the lack of manufacturer's stamp, we have a very cool looking mystery on our hands. I'd put money on the assumption that they are military issued, and I'd bet the house they were used. The evidence is found throughout the pair of vintage sneakers, including dried mud on the bottom! I'm leaving them as they sit, worn glory and all. You wanna talk about a wicked display piece, this pair of black sneakers is moving to the front of line. Step aside, gentleman.
As for the size, we have no marking. The sneakers measure 11" from front to back, and about 4" wide just below the toes. I'm guessing size 10 or 10.5 but I'm no expert.
The rare military shoes were discovered in the Twin Cities area. The true area of origination is unknown. I'm assuming they're from the 1940s but they may be earlier. Open to any advice.
As stated above, the vintage black sneakers have wear throughout. The front rubber covering has some cracks and losses (see pics). And we have dried mud, people. Wicked! Make no mistake about it. They are tougher than a coffin nail. Grade A, Bonafide, Military Grade badness. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes). Free shipping on the wicked vintage sneakers.
Converse style with cryptic Adidas style stripes (albeit missing one). I haven't found another pair yet. If these babies could talk, they'd kick you in the teeth.