Luftwaffe Tropical Lace-up Boots


SKU: 22.GOR.

Estimated market value:

$1,200 USD

  • Luftwaffe Tropical Lace-up Boots Obverse
  • Luftwaffe Tropical Lace-up Boots Reverse & Sole

Estimated market value:

$1,200 USD


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The German Wehrmacht was composed of three main branches, the Heer, the Kriegsmarine, and the Luftwaffe. The Heer and Kriegsmarine uniforms were based upon the designs utilized by their predecessor organizations, the Deutsches Heer and the Kaiserliche Marine. Conversely, the Luftwaffe uniforms were based upon the uniforms worn in the sports and para-military organizations that were the forerunners of the Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe uniforms were specifically designed to deviate from the designs of the other Wehrmacht service branches. It was also necessary that the uniforms differentiate between military and civilian pilots.

The tropical lace-up boots were worn by Luftwaffe personnel serving in tropical locales, such as North Africa.

Luftwaffe troops serving in tropical climates were permitted to wear these lace-up boots, or canvas anklets, as part of their tropical uniform.

They are composed of a combination of leather and tan canvas. The patches of tan/brown leather are confined to the heel, toe cap, sole, ankle, and up the back of the boot. The rest of the boot is made from tan/brown cloth, with a front lace section that extends to right above the wearer’s ankle. The upper cloth boot section is made from overlapping cloth flaps that are closed by a long tan/brown leather strap and buckle system. The soles are studded.

The shoe size and manufacturer may be stamped into the interior leather sections, or stamped on a tag which was sewn into interior cloth lining.


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