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Congress Gaiter

  • Black Smooth
Price:
$159.50
SKU:
FGCNGT-BKS
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Product Description

Left and Right Last, an all-leather boot with elastic sides appropriate for the time period 1837-1900.

This Boot is known by many different names: Congress Gaiter, Chelsea Boot, Dealer Boot, Paddock Boot and Jodhpur Boot to name a few. It is great for Civilian Impressions, Grand Army of the Republic or Sons of the Confederacy.

It is an all leather shoe with elastic sides and a tab on the back for ease of slipping it on. The Congress Gaiter originated just after 1837 when the Rubber Masticator was patented, allowing rubber product manufacturing to surge. Thomas Hancock, the English inventor of the Masticator, patented elastic fastener products for gloves, shoes, suspenders and stockings, in 1822. This style of boot is still used today in Australia as a work boot.

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  1. Finally it fits! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2018

    I had been looking to find new shoes for an actor with a very wide foot. The Congress Gaiter was about the 10th STYLE (not pair) of boots I had purchased for him to try.
    He is a 10.5 EEE, so I got a 10.5 and an 11.
    Success! The 11 was a perfect fit!
    I kept the 10.5 for stock.
    The boot is quite dressy. The plain, square toe box is good for a number of historical periods.


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