This lovely pair of Hartt “Gold Bond” Derbies in 8.5D is now up for grabs!
They feature full-grain calf, full-leather linings, Goodyear-welted
double-leather soles, nailed Biltrite rubber heels, and new laces. Outers,
inners and soles are all in excellent, almost-new condition. These shoes have
recently been professionally cleaned, conditioned and polished.
Hartt, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, was one of the great names in Canadian
shoemaking. The Hartt Boot and Shoe Company Ltd. was founded in 1898. The
company was eventually acquired by the A.H. Marston Corp. (who already
controlled the famous Dack’s brand) in 1957 or 1958.
The decision was soon made to move all production for both brands to the Hartt
factory, so all Canadian Dack’s or Hartt shoes were henceforth produced in that
same factory. The two brands were very similar and offered many identical
products. The Dack’s brand was sold via the company’s own stores in major
centres and at Eaton’s, while the Hartt name was offered at Simpson’s and also
marketed by way of smaller, independent shoe stores throughout the country.
Sadly, as in so many other industries, Canadian production stopped altogether
Buy these excellent Canadian-made shoes for the bargain price of $75, instead
of a crappy pair of Chinese shoes from the mall for twice as much!
Shoe trees NOT included. The price is firm and if you see this ad, the shoes
are still available...