RAF Mosquito Flying Boots, S9
By John White. Size 9. 1944 dated. Unlined green suede calf length boots with leather soles/heels. These are the correct 'all-suede' boots, not the type with a black leather shoe section often passed off as 'Mosquito' boots. The suede is remarkably clean and in very good condition bar some minor marking and scuffing - see photos. Both boots retain the drawstrings at the top - these were used to enable a secure fit in order to prevent insect attack. The original soles and heels show use and wear but have plenty of 'life' left in them. Often these boots are unmarked but these do have both War Department and Air Ministry King's crown stamps inside and are dated.
Although this pattern of boot was used by aircrews it was really intended for ground personnel/wear. This correct pattern 'Mosquito' boot is difficult to obtain and often found in poor condition. The second best pair we've had. Very good used condition. Stock code B19969.