USAAF Shoes, Pilots, Winter Flying, type A-6A
By Bristolite, 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 and Q-1. These have buckled straps over the instep and at the upper edge. The leather is generally in very good '+' condition. It remains very supple and has little of the crazing, peeling and damage common to these boots. There is some crazing and wear/minor damage adjacent to the upper strap loops where the leather is more fragile than elsewhere. 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. A rare find in this condition. A great pair of boots that would enhance any AAF display. Stock code B23212.