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Question: Private Purchase boots for Enlisted?

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#1 MajorBonacelli

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 11:48 AM

Currently assembling an original full-Kit uniform for a 28th Infantry Division Sergeant display. However, I dont want to pay a ton of money for some original M1904 boots. I may have the opportunity to purchase some Private-purchase US Army Officer Boots from the conflict for a really good price. However, would an enlisted man wear full Officer boots? Or was this usually limited to the higher-ups. Curious if there is any photo evidence.

#2 Allan H.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 12:21 PM

The only enlisted soldiers who wore the high boots would have been cavalry troopers. I would tell you to consider purchasing a pair of reproduction Pershing boots and not worrying about it. the boots will look right and nobody will ever have heartburn with your display if they aren't original.


I guess your other option is to buy the officer boots and then get yourself an officer's uniform to display with them.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 12:25 PM

Seen dispatch riders on motorcycles with tall boots.Cant say if they were issue or commercial models aquired or purchased.

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