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Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby Doorstop » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:13 am

Guys grandparents own an old building. He'd heard that there was an old family shoe store on the first floor for years. He finally had a chance to go inside.

http://imgur.com/a/ock1Q?gallery#0
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Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby Lawman » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:40 am

That is fantastic, well preserved too :D
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Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby ninatoo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:07 am

Those shoes would be worth a fortune to the retro/vintage fashion fans!
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Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby Doorstop » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:27 pm

There's what looks like tens of pairs of genuine vintage Converse that are probably worth a fortune on their own.
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Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby beneld » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:14 pm

You may want to read the Reddit thread these are associated with;
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1 ... wed_heard/

especially comments like this about how they will need to fix the shoes after years of drying etc;
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1 ... rd/cbkvwf7

Original poster had more information here;
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1 ... rd/cbkqxj1
Since many offers and recommendations will be shared, please consider the following:
While mostly cosmetically intact, many pairs have been damaged (I don't restore shoes, but that's my guess)
The store has been closed for over 40 years. Heat and dry air conditions have made leather shoes stiff and inner soles dry and fragile. They may be repairable.
Rubber soled sneakers/shoes have become so brittle and dry that they crack or are too stiff to even bend.
Some may snoop, these pictures are four (4) years old. We've since had a production company who works with vintage costumes and clothing take away some pairs. My grandparents were compensated.
There are still plenty of shoes left. Considering the condition of them we have few options available to us. Unless of course someone brings up an idea that gains the family interest.
While I am related to the owner of the store, I do not speak on their behalf. I wanted to share the pictures because I thought the shoe types were interesting, not to turn a profit.
Please understand that I can not directly sell/ship/make agreements without first consulting with my family.
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Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby robertpool » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:21 pm

any old paperwork available?

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Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby dazza » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:28 pm

robertpool wrote:any old paperwork available?

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It's in the USA, Robert.
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Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

Postby calamity » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:31 pm

wow thats some place.. a wee time warp shop.. Id love to get inside there..
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