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    What is the allure of "old tat"?

    Couldn't resist these old boxed Edward Lewis Westover nomex racing boots as worn by msny of leading drivers circa 73>
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    Hunt wearing them inspecting his RHD first series RS before the repaint
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    Joest 73 RSR...
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    Stewart on two wheels...
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    Fittipaldi in championship year...
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    Sheckter..
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    Peterson too
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    Hunt being a freewheeling sort used to cut off the toe sections...
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    Very cool !
    Is there any continuity in production like or some repro ?
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    No these are vintage originals ...old racer said he'd only used them to set up a race car and had taped up soles and heels with masking tape to protect them. Can't see me ever wearing them but seemed too nice an item to junk. Nicer than the modern vintage style stuff but obviously not got approvals. Got old school 70s race suit and nos Nomex socks that I won't wear either.

    Redman at Sebring in March 72 looks to be sporting a pair of these boots while soaking up the sunshine
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