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bamascvreb

Any ideas if these are US military and if so pattern?  The zipper is scovill and marked M on bottom but i dont see any other markings so wondering if a commercial copy or maybe foreign.  Any ideas appreciated.

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Cobra 6 Actual

Look like issue mukluks.

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bamascvreb
11 minutes ago, Cobra 6 Actual said:

Look like issue mukluks.

Thanks—-this a new one for me-hadnt heard of those before.  Presume these are vietnamish era—so who would have worn these as cold weather boots back then?

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They are an Air Force item.  They have been around since the 1950's and are still in use today. There should be a printed label, or the remnants of one, inside near the top.  This is a label from the FSN days.

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bamascvreb

Unforunately if any markings theyve faded over time—-these dont seem like a boot that a pilot would have worn imo—who would have worn them and in what environment?

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 Mukluks  have been around since WW2. They were issued to anyone working in a cold climate.  Troops in Alaska were issued these. They would have been worn by aircrew members. The sole pattern is the same idea as the old A-6, A-6A flying boot.

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Pilots, air crew members, ground personnel, anyone operating in a cold dry environment. They are designed to be worn with heavy wool liners and a couple of pair of socks.  They are high enough to keep snow out and loose enough fitting that you can wear several pair of socks without being too tight as to impair circulation to the foot.

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bamascvreb

very educational—learned something today!  Will have to get me a pair of liners to finish them out

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Army Wheeled Vehicle Drivers in Alaska in the 70s into the 80s were issued these exact mukluks, they were Air Force issue.

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