RAF 1940 pattern flying boots, S8

RAF 1940 pattern flying boots, S8

Code: B27538

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Stores reference 22c/438.  Size 8.  The brown suede uppers are a little rubbed but generally in very good to excellent condition.  The rubber 'galosh' sections are also pretty good with minor surface crazing but no cracks or loss.  Both are brown in colour - this appears to be a residue from when the boots were resoled/re-heeled.  There appears to be no wear whatsoever since the cobbler did the work.  Fitted with Air Ministry marked zips - the right one is excellent but the left has some loss of teeth and care should be taken not to undo beyond about half way.  Light soiling and minor edge moulting of the dense fur linings which are otherwise in good condition.  No insoles fitted.  Air Ministry marked zip tongues.  These are genuine 1940 pattern boots, not the far more commonly found 1941 pattern with the ankle strap removed.  A rare find these days.  Let down a little by the one zip but a great looking pair of boots.  Stock code B27538.