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ARMY BOOTS OF THE WORLD. REVIEWS

To start paying the EO, an employer has to establish a registration card - Meldekarte (EO-Anmeldung), the absence of which makes the compensation payment illegal. Also, the compensation is not paid to the retired (in Switzerland, the retirement age is 64 years for women and 65 years for men).

From January 1, 2015 a new regulatory document "6.01 Leistungen der EO / MSE" (Erwerbsausfallentschädigungen) entered into force, which regulates the matters of compensation payments for financial losses during the service, providing the payments peculiarities for all the possible situations.

If you talk about the system briefly and without deep immersion into the details, a young conscript receives the compensation of 62 Swiss Francs per day.

A conscript, who was is not engaged in entrepreneurial activities, also receives 62 francs per day, but for those who attend the courses for sergeants and non-commissioned officers, or different military training programs can receive up to 111 Swiss Francs (CHF)/ day.

The serving entrepreneurs receive the same minimum payment as all the other categories (from 62 to 111 Swiss Francs per day and above), but the maximum amount is increased to 196 Francs per day already, and, in addition, they receive an additional payment equal to 80% of the average income in the country and even higher for those who improved their skills at the courses. If a military has children, an additional compensation is to be paid in the amount of 20 CHF per day for each child. However, the total amount of daily compensation for any category must not exceed 245 Swiss Francs per day.

Swiss mountain boots (Gebirgsjäger Bergschuhe) - old models

The classic mountain low-laced military boots of Switzerland are fairly simple, reliable and easy to repair by their design. It makes little sense to discuss them for a long time, because these boots are well-known in the whole world and are quite popular with collectors, reenactors or just fans of "good old quality footwear".

If to describe briefly the features of these Swiss low mountain boots, it is worth mentioning that the top of the boots was made of thick (about 3 mm) cowhide (box-calf) leather, flexible (due to high fat content), very strong and durable. It was usual to replace the out-soles, worn-out completely or partially, while the boot's top was in almost excellent condition.

Under the lacing these boots feature an original leather "shutters" to provide better protection of the upper sides of the feet, relieve the laces' pressure and improve the overall construction reliability and durability. Such lather "shutters" were used later in the subsequent models of the Swiss military boots, for example in KS90. The stamp-marking with the manufacturer's name (e.g. "BALLY" or "AMMANN"), size and width of the boots as well as the production date used to be placed on the upper insides of the boot's top.

The size of a Swiss mountain boot traditionally corresponds to the length of the insole, not foot (as distinct from the boots of many other armies, for example, the German Bundeswehr). This peculiarity sometimes leads to difficulties in selecting the proper boots sizes.

In the first half of the 20th century to sirca 1960s the out-soles of the Swiss mountain boots were made of thick leather, padded with hobs, assorted nails and the so-called "tricouni" (tooth-shaped taps made of soft non-hardened steel, which covered the welts of the out-soles).

The word "tricouni" itself came from "Tricouni" - the name of a Swiss company, which, in turn, was named by the nickname of Félix-Valentin Genecan (1878-1957), a jeweler and mountain-climber from Geneva, who invented . Using "tricouni" improved stability and traction of the boot's soles on ice, scree, rocks, and even wet stones or grass.


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