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We have finally perfected our WWII German boots. Our standard boot will be a 1939 vintage pattern with shafts of 34cm height. Circa 1942, the shafts were 28 cm high. Before 1939 they were 38cm tall. Our boots are made out good sturdy veg. tanned leather that is tough as nails. It has been heavily oiled to give flexibility where needed. These boots are not floppy and soft. These boots have the correct rough side out vamps, and polished side out shafts. Correct overlapped seam at the back, with four rows of stitching. Cloth pulls on the sides. Pegged soles, with a heavy "clump" type half soles attached as per the originals. Comes complete with horse shoe type heel irons. The heel irons we use are not original in style for these boots. They are real close. I cannot afford to buy original pieces to install.
Hob nails can be included with these boots. I do not have period correct German hob nails for the second world war. I do have hobnails that can be installed into the boots if you want the real feel of marching in hobnailed boots. They are not the eight sided German nails. They are available as an add on ($$) option below. See bottom of the page. I was up til Nov. 2014 supplying and installing the nails for free. But, due to a 100% price increase on these since the last time I purchased, I can no longer do this for free. There is a $20 charge to supply and install my hobnails. If you have period correct nails that you want installed into your boots, I can still install them for you at no extra charge. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me you are providing your own nails and then mail them up to me at:
Robert Land Footwear
3909 Witmer Rd pmb 139
Niagara Falls NY 14305
You need bare minimum of 80 nails to do the job. On larger sizes 80 nails won't do the job, try to get a hundred pieces, as I cannot put them as close together as the original nails were and they will wear very fast..
Boots were originally brown, then re-dyed black. These boots are as close to the real thing as you can get without wearing the real thing. I now only offer them instock in brown only. I am tired of guys whining that my colour of black is not their colour of black. I'll still dye your boots for you. There's no longer a surcharge for this service. I put a very thin coat of a black finishing dye on the shafts, and polish them. it allows the brown to bleed through and give the impression that someone spent alot of time trying to blacken these boots ( someone did, ME.) from brown and this finish will have to be looked after. You'll actually have to polish your boots! If this isn't the colour of black you want. Do it yourself.
SIZING. All men are not created equal, especially in the calf area. These boots come in a standard calf size for every size, shown below.
- Size 7, 15" around the tops
- Size 8, 15" around the tops
- Size 9, 16" around the tops
- Size 10, 16" around the tops
- Size 11, 17" around the tops
- Size 12, 17" around the tops
- Size 13, 18" around the tops.
- Size 14, 18' around the tops
Measure around your calves 14" up from the floor, and see if you match these numbers (remember to wear your trousers and measure around them also). If you are too big or too small to comfortably fit these you have the option of changing the calf size for your boots to get a better fit. Use the link at the bottom of the page. There is a $25 charge for changing the size. This covers the time spent drafting patterns and hand cutting a new pair of shafts ofr the boots.
1. Select your size from the drop down menu.
2. Select the colour of your boots from the drop down menu.
3. Tell me if you are supplyiing your own hobnails by clicking on "I will supply my own hob nails for installation" If you'r not, leave this alone.
4. If you want me to install my hobnails. Click on the related product below "Hob nail my boots" and add this to your shopping cart. There's a $20 charge for this service.
5. If you need the calf size changed, for a better fit. Click the related product below "Change the shaft size of my boots" then click the correct size on the drop down menu. This is a $25 charge.
Double check everything before you click the payment button! Once I get the order, those are the boots you're going to get.
Detail of the back seams in our boots.
Detail of the soles of our boots.