I haven’t published a vintage catalog in sometime so I picked one out from my collection and scanned it. This is a needed break for the blog. Who wants to keep reading the same story about a bad shoe gone good? It is an engaging story though. I always cry at the end. I don’t like to admit that. The shame.
This FootJoy catalog is nearly 50 years old and documents the products of the Brockton, Massachusetts based company. Most of the shoes are golf related but FootJoy also produced dress shoes. The Goodyear welted FootJoy golf shoes were considered some of the best golf shoes in the world. They were produced in Brockton until 2009.
The catalog lists shoes made from a variety of materials including turtle, alligator, and Corfam. FootJoy also introduces a line of Aztran shoes in the catalog. Aztran was a fake, poromeric leather similar to Corfam. FootJoy called them “21st Century” golf shoes. But Aztran never made it to the 21st century. BF Goodrich cancelled the product one year later in 1971.
I have a number of vintage FootJoy shoes including both golf and dress shoes. I have been impressed with quality and comfort of the shoes. The FootJoy model 77347 is one of my favorite pairs of long wings. And I like showing up on the golf course with my old school alligator FootJoy Classics. They stand out. The pair is definitely a conversation starter. You can still regularly find new old stock (NOS) pairs of FootJoy golf shoes on ebay. Prices range from $150 to $400 for NOS but the lower priced pairs sell quickly. Because they are a bargain.
To save space and bandwidth, I removed the womens and kids shoes. Sorry. I did include the Ben Hogan golf shoe collection. I assume they were a value line for FootJoy. They make me think of poor Bob Hughes and his Ben Hogan clubs.
Enjoy the catalog. And the polyester pants the model wears.