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ARMY BOOTS OF THE WORLD. REVIEWS
Brown boots ("Die braunen Schnurstiefel"):
Variant 1 - there outsoles are stitched and glued
Variant 2 - glue-fixed outsoles.
The tongues of these boots are padded, as different from the bootlegs. This is not "paratrooper's" boots, but the ordinary Bundeswehr boots!
Black boots ("Die schwarzen Schnurstiefel"):
Variant 1: "Der Glattleder-Schnurstiefel" (Smooth leather lace-up boots)
Variant 2: "Genarbtes Leder, durchgeschnurt" (Grain leather, lace -through boots (without hook clamps))
Variant 3a: "Genarbtes Leder, Schnurung mit Haken (Grain leather, lace-through boots with hook clamps)
Variant 3b: "Genarbtes Leder, Schnurung mit Haken und neuer Sohle" (Grain leather, lace-through boots with hook clamps and new type outsoles)
All these Variants (1, 2, 3a, 3b) are what we call the "infantry" boots. This is not "paratrooper's" boots.
Thus, the "paratrooper's" boots have undergone few changes: new tread outsole + hook clamps in some later models.
The evolution of German army boots of the second half of the 20 century:
http://www.multi-board.com Pics by: Rene, 14. April 2006
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