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French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.

French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued

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Unissued black double buckle boots straight from a French army warehouse. Other western countries abandoned the buckles ages ago but France has been keeping their troops stylish up until these days. Unfortunately, even they have started to modernize their footwear.

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French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.
French Double Buckle Boots, Black, Surplus, unissued.

Unissued black double buckle boots straight from a French army warehouse. Other western countries abandoned the buckles ages ago but France has been keeping their troops stylish up until these days. Unfortunately, even they have started to modernize their footwear.

There is this mystical thing about these particular boots. They came to us under the name of a well-known French military boot manufacturer Boche. However, even though the larger crates had the Boche name, the individual boots and their boxes don’t. Our intelligence ops didn’t provide us the absolute truth so the origin of these boots is a mystery. However, we strongly suspect that someone had these made for the French army outside Europe, for example, China.

Sometimes you get nice surprises with military surplus, sometimes not so nice. Because these aren’t what they were supposed to be, we sell them cheaper than what we originally intended.

Use and features

Even though these are French military surplus, their quality isn’t quite what you have come to expect from proper military gear. The leather is a bit thinner than in the original BM65 boots and the craftsmanship isn’t as neat. In comparison to the average footwear, it isn't particularly thin though. At this price, these are very nice boots for regular everyday use.

High enough bootleg and double buckles make these suitably punk - with or without steam. So, they are perfect for gigs and dirigible captains.

These combat boots seem to have a Goodyear welt construction, with a rubber Vibram-style sole sewn on, which you don't usually see on boots of this price category. They are made of black leather, and the cap is hardened but they aren’t safety boots, so don’t let a tank run over your toes.

History

During WWII, Americans came up with the cunning plan to marry gaiters and ankle boots and their offspring was a double buckle boot that was named M-1943. Many other countries, including France, copied this idea when designing their post-war boots.

The oldest French double buckle boot, "Mle 52", was created exactly this way. In the ‘60s, French designers realized that there are better ways to do this. The resulting one-piece solution was easier to manufacture, more comfortable, and more durable. After this, the biggest change has been the material that was changed from brown leather to black somewhere in the ‘70s. Nowadays even the French are unfortunately getting rid of their buckled boots.

Sizing

The sizes are in normal Euro sizes. However, the French sizes seem to have been designed for bare feet so you will be better off by taking one size bigger than you would usually do. Especially since you will get more out of these with double socks. Merino wool is the ideal material.

Condition

These are unissued and come in the original box. However, remember that insoles aren’t necessarily included, at least not very good ones. So, you should buy a good pair, for example from us.

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I would not recommend to a friend

08.05.2021 (Edited 08.05.2021)
Täyttä huijausta bootsien kuvaus. Voivat olla hintaansa nähden OK, ehkä suht hyvätkin. Mutta myyjä myy näitä virheellisellä tuotekuvauksella. Nämä EI ole Ranskan armeijan ylijäämää, eikä ole Rangerseja nähneetkään. Jos olisi ylijäämää, ostaisin kymmenen paria.

Product description is deceptive.

These might be decent boots for the price, i dont know.

What I know is that these are NOT surplus, NOT French, NOT near mint condition (they are new boots), NOT from army stocks.

They have NOTHING to do with French Ranger boots other than general appearance.

Very dissappointed to Lekas way to cash into spring bootsales using people who dont know better.
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One star
I would not recommend to a friend

09.05.2021 (Edited 09.05.2021)
Agree with the comments above in Finnish/English: new boots, don't have the feel of surplus. Adequate, nothing special. 'GPB' Brand - which returned few responses online - perhaps readers can identify. Leather seems too light for intended suggested purpose as a combat boot. Would a French military boot have 'Oil Resistant' en anglais on the sole? Caveat Emptor.
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James B. 03.05.2021 (Edited 03.05.2021)
I wonder if these boots come with a free French lesson, courtesy of a Foreign Legion caporal: "Que-es-que-c'est!?" "C'est le sac a dos, caporal?"
"Non, c'est ça les RANGERs, tu pépé!!" THWACK!! + 100 press-ups.
That's why beatings are called 'corporal punishment.' It's pronounced RAAWWN-JJEERS, apparently.
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Gaëtan D. 03.05.2021
The last batch of these (officials) boots where made in Tunisia, and yes it sound like "rawnjars", with the most common "rawnjo".
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James B. 03.05.2021
One too many Légion Etranger books and you-know-where toob documentaries pour moi, mon ami...Tiens, voilà du boudin!
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