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#1 USAF29thINFvet

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:43 PM

Strange question but.....is there a "correct" shoe string that was issued with these?  Was it a fat cotton type string or the skinny nylon type?

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:19 AM

Strange question but.....is there a "correct" shoe string that was issued with these?  Was it a fat cotton type string or the skinny nylon type?
 
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. Mine were all the braided nylon type

#3 32sbct

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:10 PM

sigsaye is correct.  I have an as new 1966 dated pair of black leather combat boots and the laces are the "skinny" braided nylon.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:19 PM

In fact, I got two new pair in 1984. The boots wore out, but Im still using the laces in the civilian steel toes I wear around the farm. The cub laces lasted about 2 months, but those 34 year old GI laces are still going strong.


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