Double-stitched. Box calf uppers. Lining and insole of mixed-tanned (chrome- and vegetable-tanned) calfskin. Inner sole of mixed-tanned calfskin or cowhide (from Langbein in Backnang, south-west Germany). Ash/beech-wood shank, Latex shaping. Rustless steel eyelets. Extra-tough rubber soles with tread.
Chaussures Heschung. Double-stitched Shoes from France.
Eugène Heschung set up his first workshops in Alsace in 1934 and specialized from the very beginning in walking shoes. His motto: a good walking shoe should be comfortable, weather-resistant and indestructible. The double stitching is done by machine on the traditional model of hand-welt stitching – in this way the welt is pressed outwards, before the sole is put on, to give the shoe its characteristic appearance.
With its typical top lacing, this is a classic walking shoe, made for business, so to speak! It has a waterproof rubber sole (its tread has (unusually) been
through-stitched). The shoe gets its name from the Prussian General Blücher, who had boots of this type made for his soldiers.