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WWII Army Shoes

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by hatflick1, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. hatflick1

    hatflick1 Practically Family

    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.
  2. 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?
  3. bigshoe

    bigshoe One of the Regulars

    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.
  4. Now that's a definitive answer! Thanks, bigshoe!

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