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Foggy Albion Combat Boots

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Foggy Albion Combat Boots

Before the outbreak of World War II, the soldiers of the Queen of England wore several types of uniform shoes, among which were various boots, high boots with lacing (almost the same boots), boots and special shoes.


Ammunition


But with the outbreak of hostilities, all this diversity came to naught. And for soldiers and officers, a single sample was adopted - army boots (ammunition boots). Yes, that's it.

Sometimes controversy arises, which is better: a boot or a boot with windings? And for the British soldiers this did not exist.

Depending on the type of troops, either short khaki windings (nine feet long) or gaiters.

The skin color for the rank and file was made black. Both black and brown were allowed for officers.

The lacing is open.

Sole


The outsole is reinforced with heavy-toothed nails. Initially, there were 25, in April 1942 the number was reduced to 15, and in August - in general, to 12. All because of her - savings.

Metal plates and horseshoes were present. But not for everyone - more on that later.


There are also interesting differences.

For the infantry, artillery, signalmen, and so on, the cape (nose in a simple way) was cut-off. That is, there was a seam. But for the Canadian Army, Air Force and fleet the socks were simple.

For drivers and members tank For crews, boots were produced without nails - the spikes spoiled the lining on the pedals of cars and increased injuries during boarding the armored vehicles.

Well, for parachutists, saboteurs and especially those in charge of ammunition and explosives, boots with rubber soles were produced. In the latter case, so as not to create sparks on the stone floors of the arsenals. Here they are.


IN USSR


This could have ended, but ... According to Lend-Lease, this shoe appeared in the vast expanses of the USSR.

If you believe the quotes from the book "Lend-Lease. Weapon victory ”by Edward Stettinius (at that time he was the head of the department for compliance with the law on lend-lease), then 3 pairs of English boots were sent to us.

According to the recollections of Soviet soldiers, the boots were durable, but they often rubbed their feet. And it was cold in them in winter in the cold.

Therefore, on a suitable occasion, they changed into the usual tarpaulin boots.
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  1. Mustachioed Georgian
    Mustachioed Georgian 23 January 2021 15: 11
    +24
    Interesting, but scanty article
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 23 January 2021 15: 30
      +12
      Quote: Mustachioed Georgian
      Interesting, but scanty article

      "did you want to hear for the English boots"? wassat
    2. Archon
      Archon 23 January 2021 17: 58
      +8
      But with photographs and without video. This is definitely a plus.
  2. Alien From
    Alien From 23 January 2021 15: 16
    +8
    For such bots, you could easily barter food. High quality.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 23 January 2021 15: 34
      +12
      Quote: Alien From
      For such bots, you could easily barter food. High quality.

      I went to Moscow in 1988, to my relatives, bought (among other things) "antelope" sneakers (Romania) for myself ... I wore it for 4 years, until I saw socks with asphalt ... (the top is like new) this is a damn self-respecting shoe firm. not an advertisement, a statement of fact. that now I don’t know with it, I haven’t met.
      1. Semenov
        Semenov 23 January 2021 16: 00
        +19
        I also wore Romanian batins. They survived his youth, and mine finished them. In total, twenty years, with a break of course.
        1. kytx
          kytx 23 January 2021 16: 13
          +3
          at one time I bought NATO boots - Miltek (original Germany)
          for everyday wear
          so here
          die after about 4 months
          and the outsole is like new and the upper is dead
          not. Well, I understand that army shoes are disposable, but why is everything so bad?
          1. saygon66
            saygon66 23 January 2021 19: 48
            +8
            - "MilTech" specializes in inexpensive replicas uniforms and shoes! Hence the spread in the quality of different products of the firm. By the way, the company curtailed the production of military clothing and ammunition after the death of the previous owner. New owners are trying to grab a piece of the tourism market ...
            1. kytx
              kytx 23 January 2021 20: 28
              +3
              I had HeavyDuty bots (I love ankle boots)
              expensive
              wore them for several years in the summer season
              multi-layer sole grinded on the asphalt
              climbed all the shoemakers - no one is taken
              we do not know how!
              took it to the trash heap with tears
              :(
      2. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 23 January 2021 19: 44
        +6
        I came across German-made shoes with soles of such quality (probably rubber) that I wore for several years, until everything except the sole turned into trash. I threw it out almost with tears in my eyes .... It was the beginning of the 90s. Today you won't find a tackle with fire ... winked
        1. Petrograd
          Petrograd 29 January 2021 11: 12
          +1
          Since talking about shoes, the conversations and memories are ordinary, who remembers, children's sandals that were not killed were I wore in kindergarten and in the yard the brothers then also gave the neighbors' children, I don't know the future of the mid-eighties
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 January 2021 16: 17
      +8
      Quote: Alien From
      For such bots, you could easily barter food. High quality.

      In 1998 I bought British military boots, autumn, winter, spring I don't get out. Although it is necessary to take care of, I did not lubricate it for the summer, in some places it cracked.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 23 January 2021 18: 27
        +9
        Greetings, Vlad. hi
        Likewise. A long time ago, I don’t remember what year, but at least ten years, I bought British ankle boots at Kolchuga, there is still no demolition, although I have already stopped cleaning and crawl only through the most impassable village mud. And they don't get wet, infections! smile
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 23 January 2021 18: 36
          +7
          Quote: Sea Cat
          British ankle boots, there is still no demolition, although I have already stopped cleaning and crawl only on the most impassable village mud. And they don't get wet, infections!

          I am the same, with all the mud and snowy weather, and still stand under the table. I'll put it on now and go snow the cellar. Thanks, good luck.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 23 January 2021 18: 58
            +5
            I will also take care of the snow, or rather the porridge it turned into.
            Good luck and health to you too. smile drinks
          2. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 24 January 2021 03: 15
            +1
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Quote: Sea Cat
            British ankle boots, there is still no demolition, although I have already stopped cleaning and crawl only on the most impassable village mud. And they don't get wet, infections!

            I am the same, with all the mud and snowy weather, and still stand under the table. I'll put it on now and go snow the cellar. Thanks, good luck.

            if you're not too lazy to lace up ... I'll just jump into boots.
    3. The leader of the Redskins
      23 January 2021 17: 21
      +12
      I would like to traditionally thank all the readers who left their comments. I admit that there is really little material. But in the sequel I will try to improve.
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 23 January 2021 17: 30
        +7
        An interesting cycle about uniforms, unplowed field! Go ahead, we are waiting! hi
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 23 January 2021 19: 23
          +2
          Quote: Alien From
          An interesting cycle about uniforms, unplowed field! Go ahead, we are waiting!

          I can take photos, but I can't write


          1. Alien From
            Alien From 23 January 2021 19: 29
            +1
            In the bottom photo on the left is a piano in the bushes laughing let's take a photo, good too)
      2. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 23 January 2021 17: 39
        +5
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        I would like to traditionally thank all the readers who left their comments. I admit that there is really little material. But in the sequel I will try to improve.

        norms Leader, burn. interesting. good
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 23 January 2021 18: 38
        +3
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        I admit that there is really little material. But in the sequel I will try to improve.

        Thank you. Nothing, if you find a worthwhile post, we will read it with interest. Sincerely, Vlad.
      4. garri-lin
        garri-lin 24 January 2021 12: 10
        +2
        Here, some authors have the same amount of information, but you need to read several times more. Not comme il faut. Brevity is the soul of wit. Thank you for the article.
    4. vlad106
      vlad106 24 January 2021 15: 26
      +3
      Quote: Alien From
      For such bots, you could easily barter food. High quality.

      Yes! strong thing. it would not hurt us to produce high-quality footwear for the civilian population, not disposable china
      1. Dkuznecov
        Dkuznecov 24 January 2021 21: 55
        +1
        If the specification of the production order
        it will be indicated: "disposable", the Chinese are
        and will produce.
        If it is indicated - "eternal", so will "eternal".
        China doesn't produce anything without a manufacturing order.

        In the UAE, for example, you can find a quality product,
        made in China only for sale in UAE.
        The quality is exceptional.

        And at the same time - goods from China for Indians and Pakistanis, of whom
        there are 80-90%. For "local" guest workers, so to speak.
        And such a product will be sold in networks for Indians, such as Lu-Lu.
  3. nsm1
    nsm1 23 January 2021 15: 40
    +5
    Therefore, on a suitable occasion, they changed into the usual tarpaulin boots.
    That's right!
    Kirzachi is our everything!
    Without any irony, seriously ...
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 23 January 2021 15: 43
      +4
      Quote: nsm1
      Therefore, on a suitable occasion, they changed into the usual tarpaulin boots.
      That's right!
      Kirzachi is our everything!
      Without any irony, seriously ...

      uh, I also liked the "yuft" in Germany .. hi
      1. qQQQ
        qQQQ 23 January 2021 16: 10
        +4
        Quote: Aerodrome
        uh, I also liked the "yuft" in Germany

        Cool, after them kirzachi, by weight, like sneakers.
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 23 January 2021 16: 31
          +2
          Quote: qqqq
          Cool, after them kirzachi, by weight, like sneakers.

          that is yes ...
        2. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 23 January 2021 21: 48
          +3
          Quote: qqqq
          Quote: Aerodrome
          uh, I also liked the "yuft" in Germany

          Cool, after them kirzachi, by weight, like sneakers.

          Ascent with a coup. having put on these yuft boots in Czechoslovakia, I began to do two times less ...
          1. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 24 January 2021 03: 17
            +2
            Quote: 30 vis
            Ascent with a coup. having put on these yuft boots in Czechoslovakia, I began to do two times less ...

            so it .. "natural product"! and belts too!
            1. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 24 January 2021 08: 52
              +3
              And the winter uniform! Half-woolen uniform ... p / w !!! They dressed decently! Everything is natural. high quality. Yes, and fed more or less. So, as early. food and food stole very little, due to a foreign country and lack of sales, demand from locals ... After training in Chernivtsi, there is a very visible difference in the quality of food! ...
          2. Doliva63
            Doliva63 24 January 2021 19: 02
            +1
            Quote: 30 vis
            Quote: qqqq
            Quote: Aerodrome
            uh, I also liked the "yuft" in Germany

            Cool, after them kirzachi, by weight, like sneakers.

            Ascent with a coup. having put on these yuft boots in Czechoslovakia, I began to do two times less ...

            You in the field barn, but wet after running, did not do laughing But the boots were absolutely indestructible!
            1. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 24 January 2021 20: 58
              +2
              Quote: Doliva63
              You didn’t do it in the field barn, but you didn’t do it wet after running. But the boots were absolutely indestructible!

              I did ... In the wet, after the hill is yours, our hill! Good boots. But in the summer, in the heat, darkness! You take off your boots and oh! Pink smoking feet.
              1. Doliva63
                Doliva63 25 January 2021 18: 38
                +1
                Quote: 30 vis
                Quote: Doliva63
                You didn’t do it in the field barn, but you didn’t do it wet after running. But the boots were absolutely indestructible!

                I did ... In the wet, after the hill is yours, our hill! Good boots. But in the summer, in the heat, darkness! You take off your boots and oh! Pink smoking feet.

                There was such a "trick" - you go to the area of ​​reconnaissance in them. Well, there are all sorts of swamps on the road, thorny bushes, you never know what you step on in the grass. And I came to the area, took them off, beloved ones, and put on normal shoes - but now just no one will catch up with me! laughing drinks
            2. Dkuznecov
              Dkuznecov 24 January 2021 21: 56
              +3
              It's a shame that they crashed
              from the water for a couple of sizes then.
              1. Doliva63
                Doliva63 25 January 2021 18: 45
                +1
                Quote: DKuznecov
                It's a shame that they crashed
                from the water for a couple of sizes then.

                Honestly, I didn't notice. After all, we wade the river, then through the swamp. Well, where no one goes laughing And nothing like. Maybe who was lucky with the manufacturer?
                1. Dkuznecov
                  Dkuznecov 5 February 2021 19: 52
                  0
                  And we smashed them on the parade ground.
                  One shagistika.
                  Heels still hurt.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 January 2021 16: 18
      +2
      Quote: nsm1
      Without any irony, seriously ...

      I don't think anyone doubts this.
  4. AB
    AB 23 January 2021 15: 53
    +3
    Metal plates and horseshoes were present

    In our youth, in the early 70s, we also put such titanium horseshoes on our boots. In the evening on the asphalt you will scrape and a ball of sparks. The beauty.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 23 January 2021 16: 06
      +2
      Quote: AB
      Metal plates and horseshoes were present

      In our youth, in the early 70s, we also put such titanium horseshoes on our boots. In the evening on the asphalt you will scrape and a ball of sparks. The beauty.

      after the army he worked as a lathe machine operator, sharpened mines 152mm (right now there is no such factory), made heels themselves, and the girls fused us with "victorious" cutters ... there were sparks ...! and also, from old sewing machines. they put plates (which are under the needle) there is generally tin!
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 23 January 2021 19: 54
        +6
        laughing Balls of 6mm from the bearing were driven over nails with heels ... or short construction dowels. The dowel caps were sharpened on the asphalt and cut the linoleum on takeoff mercilessly! The owners of such boots, caught by the foreman, crawled away to die cleaning the latrine ... Barefoot!
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 24 January 2021 03: 19
          +2
          Quote: saygon66
          The owners of such boots, caught by the foreman, crawled away to die cleaning the latrine ... Barefoot!

          killed many times ...
    2. kytx
      kytx 23 January 2021 16: 17
      +2
      we put on the toe of the boot heels made from the spout of the faucet. bronze.
      for what? for street fights
      1. AB
        AB 23 January 2021 16: 20
        +3
        heels made from a faucet spout

        It was difficult for you. It was always possible to get work boots from us, they originally came with a metal toe.
        1. kytx
          kytx 23 January 2021 16: 22
          0
          yes
          district to district
          my gang was called northeast
          1. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 23 January 2021 16: 36
            +2
            Quote: kytx
            yes
            district to district
            my gang was called northeast

            then it seemed that it was serious, but now it is remembered with nostalgia, because they matured a long time ago and drank with "enemies" as with friends from distant childhood ...
            1. kytx
              kytx 23 January 2021 16: 56
              +2
              and it was serious
              one evening the doorbell rings
              I open
              there is a guy from a parallel class
              says: let the boys come in (they knew that I was at home and my parents are late at work)
              well come in
              we need to go to the bathroom
              please
              two have blood on their jackets and want to wash them
              I'm so a little shocked
              What was it?
              my classmate was offended and insulted by guys from another area
              in the evening the General Staff gathered in the "rocking chair" and decided to teach the infidels a lesson
              gathered a team and went to the "district" to look for villains
              near the school they snatched two youngsters and under torture they told where to look for these villains
              came to the place
              fraudulently lured the villains into the stairwell
              and began to bludgeon
              they didn't manage to kill
              the villains crawled away and locked themselves in the apartment
              but coming home in a bloody down jacket is somehow indecent

              this 90s is hardcore
              1. Aerodrome
                Aerodrome 23 January 2021 17: 20
                +4
                Quote: kytx
                this 90s is hardcore

                90s ... or else it was ... they watched the shootings out of the window like TV shows ... the current ones, then they went in crimson.
                1. kytx
                  kytx 23 January 2021 18: 35
                  +1
                  hmm
                  in 93 I am flying to the capital to enroll in a university
                  stay with friends and acquaintances
                  well and here
                  I have insomnia due to jet lag
                  at night I go out to the balcony to drink coffee and smoke - I still can't sleep
                  cannonade
                  familiar crackle AK
                  I'm fucked up! is there a war?
                  don’t ... don’t pay attention. these are simple showdowns
          2. saygon66
            saygon66 23 January 2021 20: 47
            +1
            - Every self-respecting city has a North-East! wink
  5. Konnick
    Konnick 23 January 2021 16: 27
    +6
    And one could mention how, because of the shoes, the operation of the British commandos to destroy Rommel failed. Because of the trivial scuffs of the saboteurs.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 23 January 2021 16: 36
      +4
      Quote: Konnick
      And one could mention how, because of the shoes, the operation of the British commandos to destroy Rommel failed. Because of the trivial scuffs of the saboteurs.

      make an article what's the problem? read.
      1. kytx
        kytx 24 January 2021 16: 25
        +1
        I read somewhere that the Allies during the operation in Normandy due to foot injuries caused by shoes on the march lost 15000 people.
        and precisely because of the boots
        Russians and Germans wore boots and did not suffer such huge sanitary losses.
        but then the soldier had to walk a lot with infantry
        1. Cetron
          Cetron 24 January 2021 23: 30
          +2
          The allies had even more sanitary losses in the Ardennes in the winter of 45 because of boots: their feet froze to death in damp trenches, although the temperature was about zero. Somewhere they wrote almost a division that was not capable of fighting!
          1. The leader of the Redskins
            26 January 2021 08: 51
            +1
            Not so much frostbite as rheumatism of the legs. About 10 people. The most interesting thing is that there was practically no such term in the everyday life of our doctors.
  6. Lelik76
    Lelik76 23 January 2021 16: 34
    +2
    When we went to the training ground for training, we were forced to take off their horseshoes and other bolts screwed into the heel "so that sparks could be let on the parade ground during an evening walk." Naturally, that would not get hurt when you jump back and forth on the armor.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 24 January 2021 03: 22
      +2
      Quote: Lelik76
      When we went to the training ground for training, we were forced to take off their horseshoes and other bolts screwed into the heel "so that sparks could be let on the parade ground during an evening walk." Naturally, that would not get hurt when you jump back and forth on the armor.

      normal commanders.
      1. Lelik76
        Lelik76 24 January 2021 13: 29
        +3
        Yes, when I myself was climbing around the car, I realized that with horseshoes for two times you can screw up with armor.
  7. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 23 January 2021 17: 00
    +2
    Personally, I have gentlemen, after a long examination of the photos of these "axes" I have mixed feelings ...
    Especially the soles.
    And the final verdict is no.
    I absolutely cannot apply this anywhere.
    It's even strange ...
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 23 January 2021 17: 46
      0
      what's strange ... it's not ours. what for were these shod soles? we were not going to "go" anywhere, and if we forced them, then ours and in simple boots, more than once in the capitals of Europe, tasted their wines ... hey! come on! fast ! (Bistro) drinks
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 23 January 2021 18: 26
        +4
        It is better for reconnaissance and assault groups in boots, you can’t crawl anything in your bootlegs and you don’t catch anything, and the infantry in kirzachs is certainly better.
        1. Petrol cutter
          Petrol cutter 23 January 2021 18: 39
          +4
          What's the matter here? ..
          Axes, judging by the photo-good quality.
          But there are a bunch of but ...
          And this heap, and plunges into despondency.
          Goat understands what is better in them than in slippers.
          But with a choice, I would take kirzachi then (no options).
          1. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 24 January 2021 03: 24
            0
            Quote: Benzorez
            But with a choice, I would take kirzachi then (no options).

            and footcloths. You can't wrap a wound with socks.
        2. Doliva63
          Doliva63 24 January 2021 19: 24
          0
          Quote: Pessimist22
          It is better for reconnaissance and assault groups in boots, you can’t crawl anything in your bootlegs and you don’t catch anything, and the infantry in kirzachs is certainly better.

          For reconnaissance I will say - in boots it is better in the mountains, of course, but in swamps and so on, it is better in boots. Therefore, when a radical change in the relief was supposed, they took both with them. But we didn't have a tarpaulin. And the boots were leather - both marching and mountain boots. Lightweight and comfortable. But when the damp is ankle-deep, boots are better.
  8. andelc
    andelc 23 January 2021 17: 12
    +3
    According to the recollections of Soviet soldiers, the boots were durable, but they often rubbed their feet. And it was cold in them in winter in the cold.

    In winter, felt boots were given.

    Therefore, on a suitable occasion, they changed into the usual tarpaulin boots.

    Which were not enough for commanders, tankmen, cavalrymen.
  9. Catfish
    Catfish 23 January 2021 18: 33
    +5
    Thanks to the author for the funny topic. smile
    I immediately remembered our old film about the Civil War, where one character said to his colleagues: "And they will give us English boots, with rivets here, here and here ... I will be given two pairs." ))
  10. Gardener91
    Gardener91 23 January 2021 18: 54
    +1
    I came across German military boots of the Bundeswehr. But, the trick is that they were cast, rubber, they even repeated the lacing. Insulated, excellent quality. From the outside, looking can not be distinguished from "real".
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 24 January 2021 03: 26
      0
      Quote: Gardener91
      I came across German military boots of the Bundeswehr. But, the trick is that they were cast, rubber, they even repeated the lacing. Insulated, excellent quality. From the outside, looking can not be distinguished from "real".

      hurt ... wet leg from sweat, fungus ... not a fighter.
      1. nsm1
        nsm1 24 January 2021 17: 09
        +1
        Somehow I didn't have boots, like "gone" ...
        Didn't hide it in a bag at the base, it's my own fault.
        But there were winter, insulated, comrade gave, I do not wear such at all.
        And here in them I dissected 2 months from May in the heat.
        No fungus, although the PPC stank.
        If it is not there and does not change with anyone, it will not start itself, checked.
  11. zenion
    zenion 23 January 2021 19: 15
    -3
    They forgot to write that the drawings and the method of manufacturing the naglich people received from Hitlerland through the exchange of experience.
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 23 January 2021 20: 07
      +5
      - How? The ammunition boots described by the author were developed in the 1880s ...
      - As for borrowing from the Germans - the British sbondili so-called Hessens boots from the Germans - Hessian boots, which were worn by hussars in many armies of Europe! They were also in the Russian Imperial Army
  12. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 23 January 2021 19: 45
    +2
    Material plus, interesting! good yes
  13. Tests
    Tests 23 January 2021 20: 04
    +7
    1979, "Zvezdochka", we are sitting in the booths in workshop No. 7, learning electric welding. Next to us is a site where "corrugations" - prefabricated garages - are assembled with the help of semi-automatic machines in a CO2 environment. And in the next aisle of the workshop, pontoons are assembled on assembly thick steel beds, from which berths for nuclear submarines are made. Everything sparkles from welding, pneumatic impellers screech, sledgehammers rumble, gantry cranes ring, carrying huge details of pontoons. Suddenly we hear a Homeric cackle. Guys collectors, right to the bed of the assembly, to a young collector who just came from the army and stuffed horseshoes of unprecedented thickness on his heels on working boots, they grabbed these very shoes with a semiautomatic welding machine.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 24 January 2021 03: 28
      +1
      Quote: Tests
      these same horseshoe semiautomatic welding grabbed.

      animals ... wassat
  14. Constanty
    Constanty 23 January 2021 20: 13
    +3
    As I see it, when it comes to English ammo boots from WWII, we have a lot of variation when it comes to the outsole.

    The outsole is reinforced with heavy-toothed nails. At first there were 25, in April 1942 the number was reduced to 15, and in August - in general, to 12.

    in the photo (as I believe from thehistorybunker) they can be counted more

    Those from 1945 have a huge number of nails belay




    These are even more

    https://classicshoesformen.com/the-collection/new-historic-british-army-issue-ammunition-boot-circa-1945-42d-e/
  15. hohol95
    hohol95 23 January 2021 22: 17
    +3

    Stole it from warspot.ru from the article "Are you listening, boots rumble?"
    It states that British soldiers massively bought up boots from a local manufacturer. As their uniforms did not fit at all under the conditions of the war in the desert.
    It would be nice to read a little more about them ...
    1. Avior
      Avior 23 January 2021 23: 55
      +5
      Clarks deserts ad :)))
      Still in use.
  16. Avior
    Avior 23 January 2021 23: 51
    +5
    Interesting article. One gets the impression that in different countries the military footwear concept differs, although the design of the legs is the same for all smile
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      1. agond
        agond 24 January 2021 16: 38
        +2
        As I saw for a long time in one store they were selling decommissioned uniforms of NATO countries brought from Europe, there were boots like ankle boots, and so their soles, like Buratino's, did not bend at all, but in general, the ideas of the manufacturer of military shoes and consumers of this were always very different, therefore the peoples of the USSR, of those who lived far from civilization, sewed, and some still sew shoes for themselves.
  17. bubalik
    bubalik 24 January 2021 22: 44
    +1
    That sent us 3 pairs of English boots.

    ,,, the main quantity was delivered in 1941.

    deliveries from America.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      26 January 2021 08: 57
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      Your tables are very small, so I can't read it, but according to the book of the specified E. Settinius, a total of 15 pairs of shoes were supplied, of which Great Britain - 000 million.
      This is not counting the leather, soles and accessories.