Elvis Presley's famous stage worn white boots that he wore during those first legendary concerts at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
ACCOMPANIED BY 2 HAND SIGNED DOCUMENTS
1. Accompanied by an Elvis Presley Museum certificate of authenticity hand signed by Jimmy Velvet who was Elvis' friend of twenty two years and the Founder and original President and CEO of the world famous Elvis Presley Museum all those years ago.
ELVIS PRESLEY MUSEUM CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the following item was the personal property of ELVIS PRESLEY. The Elvis Presley Museum opened on June 1st, 1978. and is the only museum in the world licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc and "Graceland" - the estate of Elvis Presley
WHITE LEATHER FLORSHEIM BOOTS
Personally owned and stage worn white leather boots, with black heel and square toe that Elvis wore during his first concerts at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. (13 D 937432 24 40039 EC) Elvis gave these boots to Charlie Hodge sometime during the 1970’s.
(Hand signed in ink) Jimmy Velvet, Founder and CEO
2. Accompanied by a hand signed letter of authenticity from Charlie Hodge which reads.........
To Who this may concern.
I first met Elvis when i was with a group called the Foggy Mountain River Boys. Elvis and i met again when Elvis was going to Germany for the army. Elvis was my good friend and i lived at Graceland in a converted apartment Elvis made for me and lived there until his passing in 1977. I was Elvis' stage director and sang harmony on stage with him and handed Elvis his scarves. I also helped him with the set lists for the shows. I also appeared as an extra in many films.
These Floreshiem white boots were worn by Elvis during his first concerts at the International hotel Las Vegas
Florsheim is a USA brand started in 1892. The size is a USA size.
In 1892, Milton Florsheim began producing shoes in a small factory located in Chicago, Illinois. The first pairs of Florsheim shoes made by Milton and his father, Sigmund, were a remarkable combination of style, comfort and high quality workmanship.
Elvis would also wear European-Italian and Spanish boots and the sizing would be a different lower size as they were made and sized to the European specification which has a different system in sizing than the North American sizing system.
According to Joe Esposito Elvis would wear size 11 1/2 D - 13 D stage boots depending on shoe and foot swelling. (We have a copy of a letter from Joe confirming this.)
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