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In the basic version of the original M65 "surranó" boots the stitching consists of 3 (2+1) lines, the boot's counter is reinforced with extra patch of leather, as well as the and back seam. These boots lack the leather loop for laces, intended to secure the wrapped-around laces (this useful feature is very typical for contemporary German or British army boots).

M65 "surranó" boots of Hungary are a kind of DMS (Direct Moulded Sole) boots. The cast-solid polyurethane out-soles have weakly delineated heels, and can be black or brown, depending on the manufacturer.

On some models, the out-soles are made of solid black vulcanized rubber.

The form of the Hungarian army boots out-sole welts is also very peculiar: the front side is almost square-shaped, with smoothed corners. On some models one can see the skewed grooves on the heels. The form of the welt and the grooves serve for the convenience of ski bindings.

The same feature is very characteristic for old Austrian military boots "Kampfschuh schwer".

The tread pattern of the out-soles are entirely copied from "Kodiak", a famous Canadian army boots model, manufactured by "Greb" company in those years (see the picture to the right).

The Hungarian army boots featured no lining (an additional layer of thin leather) and no padding "collar" on the boot's top. However, in those days, the boots of many military advanced countries, such as France, the Netherlands, Belgium etc. didn't have these features as well, and even two decades later they still had none of these handy innovations.

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