USAAF Shoes, Flying, Winter, Type A-6
By Bristolite, size medium. Classic shearling 'heavy shoe' with a zipped front and thick rubber sole enveloping the entire foot area to increase water resistance. Designed to be worn with or without a regulation shoe and also electrical shoes and inserts such as the D-1. These rare early variants lack the modifications made due to instances of the boots falling off during a bail-out or walking in mud. Many had buckled straps added at the instep and upper edge to prevent this and later production boots had these incorporated at the factory (A6-A). The leather is generally in excellent condition. It remains supple and is free of the crazing, peeling and damage common to these boots. The original zips are in full working order (would benefit from lubrication) and the rubber soles and 'galosh' sections are complete, flexible and undamaged. Lovely clean thick fur pile linings. Inspection marks to each boot. Labels on each zip tongue. Extremely rare to find in this condition. A lovely pair of boots that would enhance any AAF display. Stock code B21027.