RAF 'Mosquito' Flying Boots
Size 10. Unlined brown suede calf length boots with leather soles. 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 generally quite clean and in very good condition bar some scuffing and a few small cuts - see photos. One boot retains the drawstring at the top - these were used to enable a secure fit in order to prevent insect attack. The original soles and heels show relatively light use and wear. As is often the case there are no obvious Air Ministry markings on these.
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. Good to very good used condition and in an unusually large size. Stock code B18193.