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ARMY BOOTS OF THE WORLD. REVIEWS
The out-soles have lug tread pattern, very similar to the "Goodyear" out-soles of the US WW II brown Mountain Boots.
As the production of "jungle" boots was not started until the end of WW II, the idea was not realized fully at that time, and all the researches in this field were suspended.
However, further on the idea of canvas boots with rubber soles was developed in other countries, from the famous original French Pataugas-type boots by Palladium, Wissart, etc. and Israeli "clones" to various North Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese versions. As it can be seen in Vietnam-issue boots like the ones shown on 15,16: they have solid rubber lug out-sole and two ventilation screened ports in the inside arch area similarly to the standard "jungle" boots of the Vietnam war times, but . The ink stamp used to be placed inside the boots. The lacing system is provided by seven pairs of simple round eyelets, and the sides are reinforced by additional stitched canvas straps.
The Armed Forces of the British Empire designed their own variant of "jungle" canvas and rubber boots, of based on the American prototype, but much higher and featuring protective patches covering the malleolus bones of the feet.
During the operations in Burma in the years 1944-1945 these boots were issued to the soldiers of Special Operations Executive Force 136. Next time these British "jungle" boots were issued to the troops during the Malayan Emergency.
However, green canvas and rubber "jungle" boots had some disadvantages. Similarly to the plimsolls and sneakers (aka "keds") these rubber and canvas boots provided little support, causing soldier's complaints of "aching arches". The high canvas tops were uncomfortable in wear, they used to chafe at the legs, so the soldiers often preferred to fold them over or just cut them off. The early "jungle" boots of canvas and rubber were overall better than the contemporary standard combat boots and service shoes in hot and humid environment, but their "lifetime" was quite short in the jungles.
There was urgent need in radical modification of those "jungle" boots, so different variants were developed and tested during at the second half of WW II. Some of them featured full-length rubber outer sole, a leather mid-sole and top of spun nylon.
There were some experimental prototypes of the boots for hot and humid climates, which combines leather and textile upper with rubber out-soles.
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