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These boots featured black leather and OG107 olive green canvas upper, but they lacked the nylon ankle reinforcing band of the later patterns boots. The key peculiarities of the First Pattern boots were: leather band at the top of the boot and a leather backstay that ran from the heel to the top of the boot. These boots also featured the first DMS (Direct Molded Sole where the sole was bonded to the upper in the process of vulcanization) soles and the "Vibram®"-type tread pattern out-sole.


The Second Pattern "jungle" boots went in production a couple years later, circa mid-1965, they also featured black leather and OG107 canvas upper and DMS "Vibram®"-type soles. The improvement over the First Pattern "jungles" consisted in the change of material of the bands at top and from heel to top (the leather was changed by nylon).

The Second Pattern boots still lacked an ankle reinforcement on the sides and they also featured the same "Vibram®"-type soles as the First Pattern boots.

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