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Spanish triple buckled "Segarra" boots (Botas "Segarra" de tres hebillas)

The classic "Segarra" boots of three buckles, which has become the traditional and most recognizable footwear of the Spanish Armed Forces, were introduced by military regulations in the year 1964. Before that the Spanish troops used to wear low combat boots with gaiters or high jack-boots with the buckles.

For several decades the Spanish conscripts had to wear these boots on their feet during the compulsory military service, at least until the mid 1980s, when the accelerated industrial restructuring was carried out in Spain in all types of manufacturing sectors.

These boots were made of thick and smooth leather, and they featured stitched and glued soles ("Goodyear"-type welt construction), that's why they can be repaired easily, and, in case of need, the out-soles can be swapped and renewed many times. The thick leather mid-sole was glued to quality black hard rubber out-sole, with very recognizable "angle-shaped" Spanish type tread pattern, which was used widely in Spanish Armed Forces, not only for these triple-buckle boots, but on the other boots, designed, for example, for marines, paratroopers, etc.

The Spanish triple buckled boots feature reinforced and stitched toe area (the shape of which is formed with an additional leather layer), reinforced heel counter and an additional leather straps on the rear sides, middle-size leather boot's tongue, stitched high on the level just above the lacing system, which is formed by five pairs of simple round eye-lets.

The lacing system construction is reinforced with a pair of additional metal rivets on the left and right sides.

An ex-soldier of the Spanish Armed Forces, elyeti wrote about his experience of using the Tres Hebillas boots by Segarra on

"En mis años de soldado en el ejercito Español, en un regimiento de Cazadores de Montaña,utilizabamos unas botas de dotacion marca Segarra. Heran unas botas estupendas, de cuero negro, con 3 hebillas en la polaina, una suela de caucho negro estupenda, eso si, al principio costaba domarlas, pero luego con un poco de betun negro de mantenimiento, lo aguantaban todo. Pateadas, marchas, instruccion, taconazos, maniobras, orden de combate,barrigazos, etc, etc, y las jodid...para adelante, MI PAR ME AGUANTARON CASI 2 AÑOS EN ESTE INFIERNO",

that can be translated as:

"In my years of service in the Spanish army, in the Mountain rifle regiment, we used the government issue boots, manufactured by "Segarra". Great boots, made of black leather, with 3 buckles on the pulley, with super out-soles of black rubber, and after breaking-in at first cost, then they need just a little treatment (with black shoe-cream), and they can put up with that all: kicking, marches, training, heel-kicking, maneuvers, combat order...уtc, and the fucking ... forwards, MY PAIR HAS BEEN WITHSTANDING ALMOST 2 YEARS ON THIS HELL."

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