F4F "Black 53" of Joe Foss Low Top Canvas Shoes
This design is based on the F4F Wildcat “Black 53” flown by Captain Joseph "Joe" Foss. Joe Foss was a United States Marine Corps (USMC) fighter ace during World War II. He was credited with 26 air victories during the war and received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal campaign. As with many USMC squadrons at this time, pilots did not have an aircraft assigned to them and often used what was available. Joe Foss flew at last three aircraft with VMF-121 during Guadalcanal campaign including "White 84", "Black 53", and "White 50". The BuNo’s shown on these designs are based on our “best guess” short of photographic evidence to indicate otherwise. We have also included the word “Marines” above the BuNo (as opposed to “Navy” which some paint schemes show for USMC Wildcats) to clearly identify this design as one based on a USMC aircraft.
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Step into history with our warbird themed canvas shoes! Each pair of shoes are made to order, featuring designs inspired by history’s most remarkable military aircraft and aviators. So, whether you are a warbird buff, air show fanatic or simply a lover of aviation, you can be certain our designs will bring a touch of style and history to your everyday wardrobe.
✈ Made to order.
✈ Classic lace-up closure to achieve the perfect fit.
✈ Brushed metal eyelets for that timeless style.
✈ Soft inner lining and insole for absolute comfort.
✈ Iconic rounded rubber toe cap.
This product is made to order with production beginning once your order has been received. We are therefore not able to cancel or amend an order once it has been placed. This includes changes to the shipping address, size, design, or any other specifications. Please review your order details carefully before finalizing your purchase.
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Please note there can be subtle variations in color and minor movement of the product during production that may cause a design element not to be the exact same color or in the exact position as it appears on screen. More details can be found on our FAQ page.
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Product is manufactured in and shipped from China.