Luftwaffe White Lace-up Shoes
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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 white lace-up shoes were part of the summer uniform, and they were worn alongside the summer trousers and summer tunic. The summer uniform was worn from April 1 to September 30.
These shoes were made from white buckskin and are laced with white laces as well. The summer uniform shoes are unique in that they lack a toecap.
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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