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ARMY BOOTS OF THE WORLD. REVIEWS

Perforations is provided on the upper side of the boots both outside and inside. It is intended for disposal of natural feet evaporation and moisture that could be impregnated through the inner soft yellow skin layer. Such design allows to provide comfortable climate inside the boots.

Damping insert is provided on the counter (rear side of the boots) for additional flexibility.

The early and late Austrian heavy boots have been originally supplied with insoles made of natural leather, but the insoles made of composite artificial materials are widely used now.

In the heavy boots of last modification, with full coverage of shock-absorbing padding inside the outsoles are made of a hard durable vulcanized rubber, with classic "Vibram" sole pattern, just the same as in all the Austrian light boots.

The early boots, with a partial shock-absorbing padding inside, had been equipped with original "Austrian" design of sole tread pattern. Since the Austrian heavy army boots have just a phenomenal robustness and exclusively high quality, on the secondary market one can often see these boots after re-soling or just repair, consisting of replacing the worn edges of the heels. The new heels can be produced by another manufacturer, for example, by the Italian "DAVOS", Czech "KSBW", or actually an Austrian company like "Mavic Alpine".

The Austrian boots, both of early and late models, heavy and light, can be found in many countries of the world. Such boots had been written-off the Austrian army depots after the procedure of "demilitarization". The Austrian way of "demilitarization" is quite a barbaric procedure: in the upper part of the boots tongues they use to cut large round holes up to 1,5 cm in diameter.

For comparison, the Bundeswehr "demilitarization" process looks much more favorable for the next owners of these boots - they make just thin punctures (one or two) at the rear top side of the boots, near the hinge for lacing, with a diameter of only about one and a half to two millimeters.

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