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#1 04-05-2016 13:09:22

zip3120
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Heer tropical boots

Hi friends
here are the last tropical boots of my collection, Heer tropical long boots, third type.
They have been made by two different makers.
The right one has been made by SCHWARZKOPF & CO and is  25˝   4  in size
The left one has been made by  SCHULZE & ULBRICHT and is  25˝   5  in size.
So unfortunately the right one is high one cm less.
Research and history has shown me that when these boots were issued they were left in piles of rights and lefts and the soldiers tried them and took whichever fitted and it would appear that many of the German soldiers in North Africa had different size feet.

Ciao


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#2 04-05-2016 23:09:18

NZMark
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Re: Heer tropical boots

smilecool
Mark


Student & Collector of WWII German Tropical Militaria

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#3 05-05-2016 15:56:28

don_kihotis7
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Re: Heer tropical boots

Pity about the mismatched issue but they still look good.

I didn't know that the number after the soles' length was related to the height of the boot. Cool.


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#4 06-05-2016 11:34:21

msteve21
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Re: Heer tropical boots

nice boots

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#5 06-05-2016 12:01:01

zip3120
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Re: Heer tropical boots

Many Thanks mate.
I am not so bothered for the mismatching, because I know that this happened very easily in Africa...
furthermore on a mannequin the height difference is invisible and the color mismatch of the external canvas is only a little detectable, fortunately wear grade is identical in the two. smile

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#6 14-05-2016 16:34:14

Sebastian.V
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Re: Heer tropical boots

Looks good !

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