View Full Version : WWII Army Shoes

11-10-2008, 04:46 PM
I am considering the purchase of a pair of these.
They are Shoes, Service, Russet, Composition Sole.
I like them because they remind me of vintage '20's/30's civilian footwear, a lace up style I can't find on the market today.

Mojave Jack
11-11-2008, 04:46 PM
I don't think you'd be disappointed with the quality or the comfort of these boots. I don't own a pair myself (I have Jerry's, which are alright, but I wouldn't recommend for daily wear), but I hear very good things about them. They are manufactured at Cove, which now owns the Corcoran name, so they are as good as the Corcoran boots worn by military folk (including myself) the world over.

As long as we're on this topic, does anyone know when this model service shoe was originally introduced?

11-12-2008, 06:37 AM
The leather soled service shoe replaced both the 1904 balmoral style Russet marching shoe and the 1917,18 etal field service shoe in 1928. The corded rubber sole was added about the time of large scale manuvers in 38 and 39.

Mojave Jack
11-12-2008, 07:33 PM
Now that's a definitive answer! Thanks, bigshoe!