1953 BRITISH ARMY BOOTS CWW WITH COMMANDO SOLE (ISSUED FOR KOREA) UK 9 / EU 43

1953 BRITISH ARMY BOOTS WITH COMMANDO SOLE (ISSUED FOR KOREA) UK 9 / EU 43
The leather soled and fully studded, 'Ammo boot'had served the British army reasonably well for many years being the development of footwear used to take a low priority in the British army. The ammo boot was however recognised as being unsuited to Korea; limited insulation properties and a thin porous sole were poor for use during an English winter but spelt disaster in climates such as Korea's. The solution for the die-hard designers was to modify the ammo boot; this was done by enlarging the whole boot, in relation to its size range, enabling a thick insole to be worn with extra socks. The toe cap was widened and heightened, and a thick cleated rubber 'Commando sole' was added. The 'new' boot was called the 'Boot, CWW' (Cold Wet Weather) which was an improvement on the ammo boot and continued to be issued and worn for years after the Korean War in places as unlikely to experience cold wet weather as North Africa, Cyprus and Aden, until the DMS boot was introduced.
The toe- caps are heavily scuffed otherwise these boots are in great condition.
A great opportunity to p urchase a rare pair of B ritish Army boots.

These boots weigh 2 .3 kg (with packaging) and will be expensive to post internationally, so please enquire for international

MORE PICTURES BELOW:

... read more