$170.00

German Low Boots w Hobnails - Leather
[Lowboots_Tan]

Stock Status: In Stock

History:
From 1937 each recruit was issued a pair of Ankle boots (Schn├╝rschuhe "lace-up shoes") ankle-height work boots for basic training, and kept them for fatigue duty and the like. Beginning in 1940 the Army ceased issuing jackboots to rear-area personnel and authorized the wearing of the utility boots with the field uniform, canvas gaiters or Gamaschen were issued for this purpose. From 1941 Schn├╝rschuhe were authorized for combat units as well, and were the only footgear issued to new recruits, by 1943 their wear had become universal. In footwear, a hobnail is a short nail with a thick head used to increase the durability of boot soles, they also were used with an horseshoe-shaped insert, called a heel iron, to strengthen the heel. The hobnails below the sole provide traction on soft or rocky ground and snow, but they tend to slide on smooth hard surfaces.

Details:
This is a pair of German Low Boots, a replica based on the version used in World War 2. They are made of genuine leather, tan suede, and has white stitching. Features include steel hob nails, heel irons, 12 hole metal lace eyelets, and a pair of brown shoelaces. The boots are appropriate for outdoor wear as is, but the rough suede is suitable for colour changing dye, weather proofing or dubbing if so desired.

Uses:
Use during war games, airsoft/paintball, re-enactments, films, fancy dress/cosplay, or add to your militaria collection as a great display item.

Specifications:
Type: Low boots
Authenticity: Reproduction
Colour: Tan
Material: Leather, Steel
Size: 12
Weight: 1.6 kgs approx.
Theatre: WW2

Size Chart:
Mens
Shoes
AUS UK USA Europe
12 11 1/2 11 1/2 12 45.5

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