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Swedish Ankle Boots, Some Model, surplus
Swedish Ankle Boots, Some Model, surplus.

Swedish Ankle Boots, Some Model, surplus

Price 31.99 USD excluding VAT
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Extremely well made, tough ol' ankle boots. No GTX, no injection-molded soles, just extremely thick leather, roomy fit and to top it off, a Goodyear-welted leather & rubber sole. These boots will last a decade or two if properly cared for, and we're not bullshitting. Old, unissued Swedish army surplus from the times when things like 'planned obsolescence' were not fashionable.

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Extremely well made, tough ol' ankle boots. No GTX, no injection-molded soles, just extremely thick leather, roomy fit and to top it off, a Goodyear-welted leather & rubber sole. These boots will last a decade or two if properly cared for, and we're not bullshitting. Old, unissued Swedish army surplus from the times when things like 'planned obsolescence' were not fashionable.

In the 80's the Swedish army still marched with essentially the same boots as they did decades ago, these "new" boots were just coloured black.

The leather used on these is about 2,5 mm thick and of extremely high quality. As in, not fancy or exotic, but very very tough and hard wearing. A very nice detail is the bellowed tongue that won't let water seep in from the sides. Included is a pair of cotton laces.

On the heel you'll find a ski groove, the kind that accommodates, say, the old Finnish ski bindings or just about any snow shoes. Couple that with the overall generous sizing for many pairs of socks and you have excellent, old school skiing boots!

A word of warning: the rubber of the soles is not as supple as it was when new. This means it's probably not as grippy as it was back then (if it ever was grippy at all...). It's still tough as nails. If absolutely necessary, a decent cobbler may even be able to change it to something modern.

Being ankle boots, these encourage the use of puttees, anklets or gaiters to provide extra support and keep snow out. Or just fold your wool sock over the shaft.

Size info

Only one size available. The fit is roomy, these are meant to be used with many pairs of socks and thick insoles. We dare say the last will not cause problems for people with wide feet.

Condition

Completely unissued, but tossed around in warehouses which might have left some scuff marks and other signs of storage. Grease them well, first time preferably before use.

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28.04.2021 (Edited 28.04.2021)
Boots arrived very dry, some gouges were on the toe cap from being banged around in storage, and a little mildew; they were otherwise brand new. They were marked "1949" on the top of the heel; pretty good condition for 72 year old boots. I gave it the ole' brushy brushy and leather conditioner and they shined right up, looking like a million bucks. Not bad for $32 USD.
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01.05.2021
surprisingly soft boots-stiches on soles were degraded by age but shoes were never used. i sent them to cobbler to sew soles again and its super cheap repair that will make them live another few decades. i can't see date on mine but judging by their design they are from 40s/50s. lovely shoe and would take another if it appears.
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