Soviet officer's jackboots with rubber sole, surplus

Soviet officer's jackboots with rubber sole, surplus

Price 110.99 USD excluding VAT
Flat Rate Shipping to USA $9.99

Loading products...

Show inches
Show cm
Click and choose...
Add to cart
Add to wish list
Share on Facebook
Trouble with the metric system? Try our converter:
cm = 0' 0" or 0" and
feet  inches = 0 cm

Soviet officer's field boots, a nice pair of traditional military / old time footwear. Made thick and strong leather with nailed-on sole, complete with a thick "micropore" rubber outsole glued on top of it. Will not break ever! Good purchase, yes! Two grades depending on the condition.

Inside the shaft these have a partial leather lining, but otherwise they are just single layer construction. This kind of quality cannot be found these days from any store, you would have to order a custom pair. If you need just one pair of boots for the rest of your life, try these. Being officer issue, these are better made than the enlisted men's shit boots. They extend just below the knee.

The leather deserves a special mention. It's stuff particular to Russia, simply known as "Russia Leather", made of cow. In the making process they apply birch oil to the flesh side, and this apparently makes the leather very resistant to wear & elements. The leather is strong and thick yet surprisingly supple.

Take care of them with grease and polish. Remember the seams and crevices.

Size info

The sizes are standard EU/French sizes, with user's recommended foot length in millimetres. Measure yours by placing your foot on paper and drawing the outline. Then measure the longest distance from heel to toe. Very close, but still not over the given number? Good, you have a fit! Maybe! Remember, these do form to your feet.

No insoles included. Definitely do get a pair.

Here's a litte chart with comparable US and UK sizes.

Russian/EU sizeUS sizeUK size
240 (38)6
247 (39)7
255 (40)7
262 (41)8
270 (42)8
277 (43)9
285 (44)10½10
292 (45)11½11
300 (46)12½12

Condition

We have sorted these to two categories: unissued and used.

Unissued

Just as the name says; these haven't been really used, might have been tried on at worst. Of course being old, these have been thrown around warehouses so they're not "new".

Used

In serviceable, used condition. These have seen some miles but are intact. Expect scrapes and somewhat worn soles.

Last words

A great, properly made tall leather boot for those in search for a pair. A lot of boot for the money, and although a bit expensive for a surplus item, very cheap for what they are. Go on, check what a pair of new-made leather boots with similar features cost, if you can find any.

Employee's comments

Out of the box these are rather stiff and unforgiving. When you start the long process of walking them in, do use good insoles and double socks. I would suggest a snug fit to start with - in use the leather inner sole will "dent" and form to your feet and so will the outer leather. These will challenge you for quite some time, do not expect them to be like fluffy sneakers.

Otherwise you'll feel pretty invincible in these, and surprisingly the sole has a decent grip even on ice (disclaimer: stilll, no rubber is truly grippy on ice). After the breaking in process you probably have grown as a human being and as a bonus, own a damn fine pair of boots. If you recognized yourself, give us your money and come walk down the Via Dolorosa!

Henri L.
Henri L.

Recommendations

Soviet GP-5 gas mask spare lenses, surplus

Soviet GP-5 gas mask spare lenses, surplus

1.99 USD
Sometimes purchased with.
Soviet footwraps, surplus

Soviet footwraps, surplus

7.99 USD
Might be of interest. Temporarily out of stock.
Jalas FX2 insoles

Jalas FX2 insoles

21.99 USD
Buy also.
Shoe brush, dual action

Shoe brush, dual action

5.99 USD
Buy also.
Särmä Merino Socks

Särmä Merino Socks

9.99 USD
Buy also.

Reviews

You have already submitted a review. You can edit your text by clicking on it.

Log in and write a review.

Remove filter
3
100 %
recommends
5 / 5
3 ratings
Suomi (1)
English (2)
I would recommend for a friend

24.10.2018
These are a great pair of boots. Mine came unissued and they are built like a tank! When you wear these boots you could tap dance in a mine field all the way to the gulag!
6 0 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

12.03.2019
Maybe the world's greatest boots. They arrived in overall great condition but they had a terrible warehouse smell and were quite dried out. Some time with oil and grease, and many painful hours of breaking them in later and I feel like the boots are a part of me. Definitely get a pair if they become available again in something close to your size.
2 0 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

26.03.2019
Tämä tuote on niin perfect!
English:
(This product is so perkele!)
Hyvät Nahkasaappaat. Ja siis oikein NAHKA saappaat. Ei pitää löysää lerputskoi nahkaa, vaan ehtaa venäläistä laatunahkaa. Toistaiseksi sisäänajo vielä käynnissä tuplasukilla. Tähän mennessä häätyy todeta, että tämä on ainoa kenkä muuten soijasääriselle Miehelle, jossa jalka saa hengittää ilman kauheaa kostumista. Hyvä pito jäällä. Mukava jämäkkä olemus. Testosteronin tuotto kasvoi näiden saappaiten myötä niin, että häätyy tilata pian kenttälapio että saa raivata tietä naisten läpi.

Jos ostat vaan yhdet kengät koskaan ikinä, osta nämä.

Period.
3 0 Report abuse

Comments

Comment and discuss the product with other Varusteleka regular users. If you wish to ask us anything, please click on the red message icon on the right bottom corner of the page. You can also send us email or call us! Log in and join the conversation.

Please report this text if for example:

  • Text is wildly obscene or completely irrelevant.
  • The reviewer has not actually used the product he is reviewing.

If you strongly disagree with this text, please press thumb down button.

Thank you!

Cancel
Loading...