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WWII 12 Inch Shoe Pacs?


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Hey guys,

 

Just a quik question, are these boots the US Shoe Pac, 12-Inch, M-1944? And are these boots original? To me they seem original and with some wear.

And if they are what is a common price for these?

 

Many thanks in advance !

 

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Thanks !

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It looks like a 1943 date to me. If so then they are the earlier version of the shoe pak. There were two different heights. It is curious they are marked size 11 on the tongue but size 10 on the heel.

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Yes they are dated 1943 that is correct. And good eye there craig_pickrall, the tongue shows size 11 and the heel a size 10.

I am aware of the different heights. The 16 inch shoes are a bit higher then these 12-inch, you can also see this in the GI Collector's Guide 1.

Any other opinions?

Field of interest in WWII and always interested in purchasing items related to the following:

26th Infantry "Yankee" Division

Army Nurse Corps

Purple Hearts/Medal Group (KIA/WIA) to ETO men

Purple Hearts/Medal Group (KIA/WIA)

KIA Purple Hearts specific men

 

My personal website about the 26th Infantry Division:

 

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Yeah, those are originals. They were occasionally worn by mountain troops at Camp Hale when their ski boots were wet. The previous post about $50-$100 is about right. You can sometimes even find them cheaper as most people don't collect these like they do the ski boots. The reason is because these shoepacs were also used by other army units and were not unique to the mountain troops. However, they were indeed issued to the mountain troops "shoepacs, low" as part of their winter field issue.

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