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Hi all,

 

Sorry- I previously posted this in a non-pinned section!- my bad!

 

I picked up these recently- could I have some comment as to exactly what they are and what others think of them please? I believe them to be early (ie 1940) service shoes but I would like confirmation of some sort. Note the stitching along the sides that runs horizontally.

 

ps if others have similar models, please post!

 

Thanks

 

Steve

 

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Those boots may be a little more special than you realize. That small rivet next to the bottom lace means that they were manufactured as field shoes and later converted to double buckle boots. They are some of the first DB's made.

 

Is the tongue on these as high as on the later rivetless models?

I have a pair with rivets, dated 15 Feb 1944, which have the high tongue leading me to believe they were made as DB boots...

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Hi all,

 

Sorry- I previously posted this in a non-pinned section!- my bad!

 

I picked up these recently- could I have some comment as to exactly what they are and what others think of them please? I believe them to be early (ie 1940) service shoes but I would like confirmation of some sort. Note the stitching along the sides that runs horizontally.

 

ps if others have similar models, please post!

 

Thanks

 

Steve

 

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Steve,

 

I believe these are the US Army's Type I Service Shoe as the Type II had a composition sole.

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Do you mean WW2 issue brown cotton/rayon laces? I bought six unissued pairs off an ebay seller at $3.99 per pair about a year ago. Try doing a search.

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Do you mean WW2 issue brown cotton/rayon laces? I bought six unissued pairs off an ebay seller at $3.99 per pair about a year ago. Try doing a search.

Yes, the ones Ive found so far and that came with my repros are deep russet color . I bought some ebay also, but these looks so much more light brown.

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My spare WW2 laces are best described as a reddish-brown. They were in bundles with paper labels.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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They are the correct length for 7 eyelet rough out service shoes/ buckle boots.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Thanks for sharing this information. It is very informative. Danny

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