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Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Bellowed tongue.
Bellowed tongue.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. D-rings (pictured) on some models, hook-looking tunnels on others.
D-rings (pictured) on some models, hook-looking tunnels on others.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. D-rings on some models, hook-looking tunnels (pictured) on others.
D-rings on some models, hook-looking tunnels (pictured) on others.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus.
Austria

Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus

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The toughest, stiffest combat boot the Austrian army has (or had?). These are meant for rugged mountain terrain, so the durability and sole stiffness are superb. Old time design of leather with no membranes. These would cost a huge lot of money if they were made today.

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Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Note: The boots in the picture are almost unused, unlike most of the boots we got.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. Bellowed tongue.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. D-rings (pictured) on some models, hook-looking tunnels on others.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. D-rings on some models, hook-looking tunnels (pictured) on others.
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus. The condition and models vary a bit. All are "the same boot".
Austrian Mountain Boots, Full Leather, Surplus.

The toughest, stiffest combat boot the Austrian army has (or had?). These are meant for rugged mountain terrain, so the durability and sole stiffness are superb. Old time design of leather with no membranes. These would cost a huge lot of money if they were made today.

  • Goodyear Welt, or is it even a Storm Welt se see there...
  • Full leather construction
  • Stiff rubber sole with a coarse tread pattern
  • Tunnel lacing on the lower part, with hooks from there upwards
  • Bellowed tongue
  • Proper good fit
  • Enough room for double socks

If there's a country where they know a thing or two about navigating mountainous terrain, it's Austria. Not surprisingly almost all of their combat boot models are more or less suitable for a bit steeper landscape. However, these are specifically meant for mountain troops; the extra stiff sole and hardy construction overall keep your feet safe in difficult ground. There's even grooves for crampons, which we unfortunately don't have.

The shaft could be described as extra high and padded only from the lower part and lower ankle where the risk of injury is the highest. Leather lining on the inside. The leather itself is super high quality, hard wearing but supple kind and will probably last longer than the user.

Size info

Manufactured to European size specs. The lasts are not particularly wide so if you're often between two sizes, consider the larger one in this case. Here's a table to help you compare it to true US sizes.

Conversion table

EU-sizeLength of footUS-size
36227 mmUS 5*
37233 mmUS 5.5
38240 mmUS 6.5
39247 mmUS 7
40253 mmUS 8
41260 mmUS 9*
42267 mmUS 9.5
43273 mmUS 10.5*
44280 mmUS 11
45287 mmUS 12
46293 mmUS 12.5
47300 mmUS 13.5
48307 mmUS 14.5*

* This size falls in between half and full sizes of the US system and our chart indicates the larger US-size. The rounding is just 2 mm (0.08") so the boot is still going to be large enough.

Care and maintenance

Wash with gall soap (aka. bile soap) or just your regular hand soap with lots of water and a brush. Don't dry in sunlight or high heat, do take out for a walk. When the boots are moist, they are most hospitable to leather oil and grease. This gives you a basic level that you can finish as you please.

Warranty info

These are not covered by the manufacturer at this point. However, you should not be disappointed with these. If you run into a lemon, let us know and we'll sort it out.

Austrian military surplus

Used for sure, but in a good condition and serviceable with lots of miles to go with the treads. However as evidence from hard use, some boots might have little gap here or there between the outer rubber and inner leather sole where the glue has started to give in.

Some pairs may have a small tag-hole punched through at the top of the shaft or tongue. Most also have a white X made with a crayon to the toe box or heel. It'll come off with use, brushing, and care.

It is worth knowing that military surplus boots don’t usually come with insoles, and even if they do have them, they are often used. So, get a good pair of insoles at the same time. For example, from us. The Austrians use thin leather soles.

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21.01.2022 (Edited 21.01.2022)
I have had a pair of these boots for a few years now for work, hiking and mountain climbing. They are the best boots I have ever owned. Highly durable, comfortable and they look nice. The original company that made these called Steinkogler still make these for about 180 Euro. The boots with the D rings all the way down are the better version of the boot though, I have had both designs a few times and the D ring is a superior boot overall.
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I would recommend for a friend

11.02.2022 (Edited 11.02.2022)
Wow these boots are immense. If you’re a fan of unlined boots (like me) and you’re lucky enough to get these in your size, you have to buy a pair. I refuse to believe you will ever find a better price to quality ratio than these things here. Mine are the half speed loops half d rings, genuine Steinkoglers dated 1992 but seemingly very well stored as the leather was still nice and supple. I was incredibly lucky and got a completely unworn pair but even used these would be a complete bargain.

Almost scarily stiff out the box but once on your feet and warmed up they mould around your foot like putty. First go out in them wearing double wool socks and they were surprisingly forgiving, I was expecting to have to take weeks to break these in but I finished a 2.5 hour walk with no pain or blisters anywhere, amazing. Super stiff for the first 30 mins until you get some heat into them but after that they were the business. Way overkill for trails but if tramping off the beaten path is your thing then these are for you, you just stamp on everything without a care in the world and the boots just deal with it. Single thickness leather except around your ankle and heel, this bit does an amazing job of really locking your heel in place to stop it moving around. They also have a slightly stiffened toe cap for a bit of toe protection which is nice.

Can’t say too much about how long they last as I’ve just got them but they look and feel completely apocalypse proof. On my last pair of unlined boots from somewhere else the glue holding the sole to the welt was the first to fail but if that does happen it’s a pretty minor thing to sort out. So far these ones are solid and like I say seemed to have been stored very well, so I’m not expecting that to happen to these.

Top marks for Varusteleka with these things. I’m so happy with them I bought another pair as a backup :)
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