USMC issued boots. Reference needed.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:14 AM
Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:43 AM
Edited by warguy, 26 April 2014 - 05:45 AM.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:10 AM
Here are my two boots, again probably civilian, but of the period and should be very close to what Marines were wearing at the time. They are place setters for me to display with my USMC Span Am uniforms until I can maybe someday find a marked pair. There is a good studio photo on page 306 of Equipping the Corps that shows two brother, a Marine and a Sailor. Close ups study of their boots help, but of course that is WWI period and the sailors boots are the most visible of the two. Hope this helps a bit, would once again love to see what others have to say or show.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:22 AM
You will also find some info/photos on page 103 and 118 of US Marine Uniforms 1912-1940 by Moran, although the boots depicted are a bit newer than turn of the century.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:02 AM
I've also been trying to work out what kind of footwear was issued to the Marines between 1902 and 1919 with little success.
However, I did run across a pair of reproduction USMC shoes that were caller the 1910 Cordovan Shoe which, if I'm to believe what the website told me were issued through WW II.
Top left are the repro shoes, top right are a pair of 1944 dated Cordovan Shoes and at the bottom is an ad for USMC surplus shoes from 1920
Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:36 AM
I have that exact pair in your second photo. Mine are very dark (cordovan in color). Our boots have the right charachteritics. Capped toe, color, and a narrow toe. As far as the eye hooks, I thought it might be a correct detail but without seeing a confirmed pair, who knows. Mine also have the "white" duck like lining inside. Does yours have the Goodyear soles as well? I can't recall the page number but there is a great shot in Alec's book Equipping the Corps of a Marine holding a Krag and you can see a great shot of the toe caps and how narrow the style is.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:43 AM
Neither of my pair are marked Goodyear on the sole. One is marked "Light Tread" and the other "Presto Grip", and both appear to be hard rubber. Not sure about the hooks either-the photos I referenced above in both Tulkoff's book and Moran's book all appear to have the hooks.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:33 AM
Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:21 PM
Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:01 PM
Edited by DesertRatTom, 26 May 2014 - 12:20 PM.
Photos transferred from off site server
Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:07 PM
Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:15 AM
Well here are the photos. Looks like they might be thumbnails.
Edited by usmchistorian, 28 April 2014 - 11:26 AM.
Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:22 PM
Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:48 PM
They are almost spot on aren't they? What numbers do you have stamped inside?
Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:03 PM
Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:51 PM
Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:56 PM
WWI time period shoes if I recall correctly, if not they came form a 1920s grouping.
Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:57 PM
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:13 PM
Great topic of something I've never seen posted before! Thanks!
Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:51 PM
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