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Newest Para Boots

Luckily these came about a month ago with a complete untouched paratrooper estate.

 

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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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Johan Willaert

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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Hi

I have a question, this pair of DB rough with rivets, no date

Post war? modify or good shoe

thank you in advance

eric

 

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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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Thanks for the roughout clarification. I do know they are very short for the service shoe. I did find a pair of 60 inch laces for them on ebay today.

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One question about the M1938 leggings: I've seen leggings in the short/long configuration for sizes over 3, were sizes 1 and 2 ever produced in shorts/longs? Thanks,

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One question about the M1938 leggings: I've seen leggings in the short/long configuration for sizes over 3, were sizes 1 and 2 ever produced in shorts/longs? Thanks,

I`ve never seen anything but regular.

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craig_pickrall

I have posted this info before but can't find it to link up. It is the info on laces from two different QM Manuals. Hope it answers some of your questions.

 

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