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Look original to me, could be WW2 vintage. If they are they were dyed black. Significantly decreases the value

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They do not have the slant heal of a jump boots.

I think these are 50s era combat boots but not jump boots

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They have the ankle support.You can see the double lines on the side of the boot.

 

The soles are not Corcoran... to me they have been resoled.

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Ron Doyler is correct. These are legit Corcoran jump boots that were resoled some time in their life. Soles and heals wear out, troops will get them resoled, especially after the prices of Corcorans went out of sight. Also, unit First Sergeants on occasion would hold inspections where if a soldier had worn heals, he would roll a pencil under the heal. If the pencil fit under it, you needed new heals put on. SKIP

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These boots were made post 1957 and are originally black. As has already been mentioned, they have been resoled, so the slant heel is missing.

 

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They sure look the part. I'd say that they are probably WWII vintage, though the laces are most likely for the M1948 field boot.

 

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An original WW2 era pair will have:

 

- red/white Corcoran label

- specs/size stamped into the leather

- slanted heels

- reinforced back, (composition) soles

- toe cap with holes in between the stitches

- brown russet color shade

 

The modern repros out there will have the size and numbers printed on them in white, a black and white Corcoran label is a giveaway as well. Black means they are post war unless they were originally brown and dyed.

 

That said the boots in post number 8 have a good chance at being originals.

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As an aside, I has been my experience that very few pair of WWII jump boots were made by Corcoran. So much in fact, that I usually start with the assumption that a pair of Corcoran boots are post war. There were a lot of WWII manufacturers of jump boots.

 

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Did Herman Shoes make wwii jump boots? These look similar to wwii boots but another thread said Herman boots are almost always post war.

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I see Herman boots typically from post war or Korea era veterans...this said the ones pictured have the "US"..... prefix before the serial/service number which indicates a set from a person who served post WW2.

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