Founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1850 this iconic brand has been designing and manufacturing fine footwear for over 170 years. Founded by William J Dudley and formerly known as the William J Dudley Shoe company, James Johnston and William Murphy were the inherent partners by 1882. In 1951 they were purchased by Genesco and move their headquarters to Nashville, TN where they continue to produce exceptionally-made footwear and leather goods for both men and women through artisans throughout the country, and world. today. These fabulous cross-strap boots have a lovely vintage sporting vibe, dark camel leather with leather sole, rounded toe, front cross-strap with nickel buckle. C 1970s, marked size 8 ½ mens, excellent condition. Shoes measure 10 inches inside toe to heel, 11 ¼ inches outside toe to heel, 4 ¼ inches wide, 5 inches tall with 1 inch heel.