RAF 'Mosquito' flying boots
By John White. Size 8. 1945 dated. Unlined green suede boots with leather soles/heels. The suede is in good condition, supple, undamaged and reasonably clean. One boot retains the drawstring at the top - these were used to enable a secure fit in order to prevent insect attack. The original leather soles and heels show use and wear but are in good order. These boots are often unmarked but this pair have both War Department and Air Ministry King's crown stamps. They also have manufacturer's details and date on the insole.
Although this pattern of boot was used by aircrews it was really intended for ground personnel/wear. The 'Mosquito' boot is difficult to obtain and often found in poor condition. Very good used condition. Stock code B23330.