Had my eye on these off white bucks for the last week, and having had a pair of Walk-Over dirty bucks in the dim and distant past from John Simons (circa 84), and of course now that there is no longer the option of buying Walk-Over shoes new, I determined they should be mine.
Although it’s easy enough to find fairly good white bucks again these days (Lands End US have an authentic looking model) they are all without exception made in Brazil and China and not goodyear welted but stuck on soles with fake welt stitching.
Having said that I do remember that the coral coloured sole material that Walk-Over used was not as good as their uppers and I can see on this pair that the heel has worn down somewhat, so I may have to seek out a repairer in the near future – not as hard these days as back in the 80s when no one in the UK had shoes with these soles.
I can feel it being a seersucker and pincord summer with a touch of Madras…
Walk-Over shoes were made for their first decades by the Geo Keith Company in Brockton Massachussetts and despite the very mid-Century modern sounding name were already a venerable old company by the time they introduced their classic bucks.
This Japanese store has a couple of pairs of Walk-Over deadstock. God, they look great in their original boxes. Still, I’m really pleased to have found this pair on Ebay in my size and such great condition.