Vintage Eddie Bauer Duck Boots - Low Cut - Mens Size 12


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In May of 1987 Jack Birdwell stepped out of the airport in Revkjavik to an icy wind and cold rain--typical spring weather. He zipped up his Eddie Bauer jacket and immediately felt the chill go away. From the inside the terminal he had watched as the rain pelted the window and figured he'd be sloshing through puddles in the near future. Jack grew up in south Florida so he was used to rain--just not cold Icelandic rain. On his way to customs he sat down, pulled a pair of Eddie Bauer duck boots out of his suitcase and slipped them on his feet. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the young volcanologist to study in Iceland, home of one of the world's hotspots for volcanic activity--he wasn't about to pass it up. So with frigid temperatures and sloppy weather in mind, he had decided to "gear up" with a good jacket, wool sweaters and duck boots before he left home. The rumor that Icelandic women couldn't resist an American in a parka and duck boots had nothing to do with it.

Here's a pair of vintage low cut Eddie Bauer duck boots ready for sloppy weather. We are dating these to the 1980s and they are a men's size 12. They feature waterproof dark brown rubber with leather uppers and chain pattern tread souls. They have a removable faux fleece on foam insole pads and leather laces. The exterior measures 12.5" long, 4.5" wide at the ball and stand 5" tall. The insole pad measures 12" long x 4" at the widest.

These boot are in good vintage condition and look like they've see limited wear over the years. The rubber has faded in color in spots and there's some surface crazing but no holes and both pairs are still waterproof with no cracks. There is some light heal wear on the soles and a few stains. The leather uppers are soft and supple with good stitching integrity. The interiors of the boots are still in good shape with limited signs of wear.

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