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ARMY BOOTS OF THE WORLD. REVIEWS
For some mysterious reason, this simple rule was almost always ignored for the Soviet Army soldier's high-boots. In my opinion, an absurd exultation that too massive production of soldiers' high-boots did not allow to provide high quality of them is absolutely groundless, and the only one reason was deep disrespect of the USSR leaders to their army and its soldiers.
The buckles system was more complex than, for example, in the French boots, and in the Czechoslovakian boots there were provided special leather "pockets" to secure the ends of the straps.
The buckles system was not standardized, and there were different variants of them. Unlike the contemporary French boots, the belts of the leather cuffs were not cut from a single piece of leather, but were riveted individually.
The out-soles of the Czechoslovak army boots model M60 were made of solid and durable vulcanized rubber, glued and stitched to the leather mid-soles by "Goodyear welt construction" method. The heels and toe of the out-soles were additionally reinforced with boot's mount screws. The outer sides of the heels feature longitudinal groove that served to reduce the weight of the heel and, at the same time, to fix the skis mounting accessories. 17 years later this feature was used in the Norwegian M/77 military boots, which are still widely used today.
The tread pattern of Czechoslovakian army boot differs from the "patterns" of other countries and is very easily recognizable.
One can assume that during the development of this tread pattern the Czechoslovak footwear designers were certainly influenced by:
- "Tractor"-type tread patterns of tires of the American "Firestone" jeeps,
- Tread patterns of the German paratroopers' boots of the 1930s.
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