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just found a pair of GI issue jungle boots with panama soles at the local GOODWILL Thrift store, and they are my size 9.5 W

 

Ive been looking for another pr of jungle boots, I was lucky to find them in my size in excellent cond. :D

 

also a tan WWII first aid pouch in unissued / excellent condition!

 

HOFF MFG. CO 1943

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Nice find! These boots were issued to at least the 1980's I believe; are they dated? Do they have a small vertical seam on the heel above the sole?

 

Greetz ;)

 

David

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Nice find! These boots were issued to at least the 1980's I believe; are they dated? Do they have a small vertical seam on the heel above the sole?

 

Greetz ;)

 

David

 

I dont see a small verticle seam above the heel? but the soles are marked

 

9 1/2 W

 

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and the canvas behind the laces is dated 10 - 88 Spike Protective

 

they must have a metal plate in the soles?

 

these boots make excellent hiking boots and they are original military issue and also have brass drain vents to drain out the water for jungle use.

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I dont see a small verticle seam above the heel? but the soles are marked

 

9 1/2 W

 

RO SEARCH

 

and the canvas behind the laces is dated 10 - 88 Spike Protective

 

they must have a metal plate in the soles?

 

these boots make excellent hiking boots and they are original military issue and also have brass drain vents to drain out the water for jungle use.

The spike protection is a wire mesh kind of like steel wool but more tangeled.

Punji sticks could still go through them in certain circumstances but it did slow them down a lot.

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I wore out a pair like those several years ago.

Got them from an Army-Navy Surplus near Brussels.

They were great for my many walks in the Ardennes area.

 

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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I dont see a small verticle seam above the heel

 

This is what that seam looked like (and the brass eyelets) - it's a sign of Vietnam era boots. I believe yours are 1988 manufacture:

 

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These were basically worn up into the 1990s by the Marines as well until the new generations of boots started coming out in the late '90's.

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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I still wear them with BDU uniforms.

 

I was issued the "newest" set in 1991, but the 5 pairs I still have are quite servicable. They are no longer issued, but they have no wear-out date. Some Sergeants Major are hell on them, but they're legal to wear.

 

I've modified mine with 550-cord laces, after the originals rotted and broke...the SGM likes those even less... :)

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