USAAF Shoes, Flying, Winter, Type A-6A
By Converse, size XXL (10.5 - 11.5). Classic shearling 'heavy shoe' with a zipped front and thick rubber sole enveloping the entire foot area to increase water resistance. Worn with or without a regulation shoe and also electrical shoes and inserts such as the D-1. These have buckled straps over the instep and at the upper edge. The earlier A-6 boots were modified due to instances of the boots falling off during a bail-out or walking in mud. The leather is generally in very good condition. It remains supple and has little of the crazing, peeling and damage common to these boots. There is minor crazing and wear but no rips, tears or damage. The original Crown 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. AAF decals to each boot. Labels on each zip tongue. Very rare to find in this condition. A lovely pair of boots that would enhance any AAF display. Stock code B21028.