Old Military Boots?!?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by janikphoto, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    I stopped by an estate sale this weekend, and they had a lot of old military clothing... I think from the late 40's or early 50's. I bought an old OD shirt with the patches still on it, and I noticed some nice, old boots laying there. They looked like they could've been military issue, but I don't know for sure. They DID have the previous owner's ID marked inside, like many GI's did with their gear. So, can anyone ID these boots as military issue or not? I like them a lot, and plan to use them regardless. I'm not big on used shoes, but these had too much character to pass up!
     

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  2. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    If that is metal on the heal than I would say they are military boots. They use metal on the heal to sound better while marching in formation.
     

  3. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    Probably won't help me ID these, since I think they were at least re-healed at some point... maybe re-soled, too?
     
  4. TWMIM

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    The toe suggests jump boots.
     
  5. TWMIM

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    These are replicas of your boots.
     

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  6. janikphoto

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    Thanks! I only paid $16 for them, and I love them. Not sure of their collector's value, but I plan to wear these, so I guess it doesn't matter much.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Those date back to the "brown boot" army of the 1950s and very early 60s, before they changed over to black boots and low quarter shoes. Keep them polished with a good wax polish- Kiwi or Meltonian. Keeps leather in condition and water resistant.
     
  8. janikphoto

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    Yeah, I think he had a cadet book from 1951, so your dating sounds about right.
     
  9. boatme98

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    Neat,but, "never wear a dead mans shoes".