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ARMY BOOTS OF THE WORLD. REVIEWS

In contrast to the well-known manufacturers of copies and fakes, which just look similar to the original boots, the Czechs did not use in their boots the absolutely unnecessary "steel toe" caps, which are capable rather to injure the feet with their edges, but not to protect them, and are discomfortable in use. The most characteristic difference between the Czech version of jump boots and both the original German and the "MilTEC-like" fakes is the lining: the Czechs use gray fabric instead of "glove"-type leather of color shades from light yellow to bright orange.

The eyelets of speed lacing system are manufactured not by "STOCKO", as it used to be in the old-style "Alte Art" Bundeswehr boots, but by "MARK", just the same as in German Modell 2000 boots, and in British, Dutch and Danish army boots.

Since the introduction of new models of clothing and footwear not so often leads to complete and rapid replacement of an old stuff, which uses to be supplied from the warehouses for years. In Czechoslovakia they continued to use M60 model boots, but with the out-soles of a new tread pattern.

In the early 21st century, both summer and winter boots of Model 2000, manufactured by "Prabos" company, began to be supplied to the Armed forces of the Czech Republic.

The "summer" boots look like many European boots at the same time: the leather upper and soft leather "padding" on the top are the same as in the Dutch M90 boots; the speed lacing system eyelets of white stainless steel are similar to the lacing system of the Swiss M91 boots, for the except that the lower three pairs of eyelets are not D-rings, but usual speed-lacing ones: he outlook appearance of these boots resembles both the new M90 Dutch boots and Bundeswehr "Alte Art Kampfstiefel" of 1970s-1990s; the shape of the heels are of traditional Czech design, with the groove along the heels. The lining of these boots is "glove"-type leather, providing comfort of wear and protection of the feet from injuries.

Model S2000 summer boots have anatomically correct design, the top of these boots is made of soft cowhide with a hydrophobic impregnation and reinforced counters. The boots feature soft padding "collar" on the upper part of the boot's top. The lacing system consists of three pairs of simple round eyelets in the lower part of the lacing, a pair of hook clamps in the middle, and four pairs of speed-lacing system eyelets made by "MARK" in the upper part of lacing. The boot's tongue is made of 2 vertical parts, and lined with a thin leather, similarly to the Swiss M91 boots.

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