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Original Brown Flight Boots


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NAVY/USMC issue.Probably late 50s to 60s era.

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Thanks, Doyler. That's pretty much what I was thinking. They have two different soles but I'm not sure which one was replaced. The right foot (Avon) seems to have more wear on but the left (Biltrite) looks very original too.

 

There is a name inside the right boot. Bob Miller. Pretty generic and not easy to dredge up any information.

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Could be just a mis matched set.

 

Spoke to a surplus store operator once and he got in cardboard containers full of buckle boots back in the 60s.

One was left boots one full of right boots.He matched them by size and sold them.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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I would guess that the boots are from the mid to late 1960s because of the type of sole. The earlier ones had a light pattern sole. Also, these boots could be modified with the Vibram lug soles. There was a version of these boots with a zipper on the sides for use with the full pressure suit. The brown boots were replaced by the black ones during the late 1960s-early 1970s. Hope this helps.

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