We estimate these Daoust Ruf Rider (logger-style) boots as 1950s-era.
Lots of signs of age; these are far from new condition (like 70 years far).
The leather is (especially on the foot/ toe) dry and aged, and there is oxidation on the hardware. The original Biltrite sole shows wear, and the rubber has become smooth and hard with age. They are still officially a boot, though, and not just an antique museum piece. Steel-toe, still sturdy, with surprisingly flexible uppers, they’re ready for a foray into reconditioning. The darker brown shafts especially have a gorgeous patina.
Daoust made their fortune building ice skates (which many of you might remember) and these older boots are super rare.
Wearable history. How about that.
Size 41 / Men’s 8.5 / women’s 10