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Old 12-12-2007, 04:55 PM   #31
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I thought mine were the rarer "Autumn - Snow - Night" camo version intended for Otto Skorzeny's bunch!
Still looking for a fair-priced pair of real Wehrmacht low shoes, but after reading through the umpteen threads on boots, that's a lot harder than I once thought!
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:24 PM   #32
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WOW! Wooden shoe soles, never seen anything like it. I cant imagine how uncomfortable that would be. How could you even walk effectively in them? Makes my feet hurt just thinking about it.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:27 AM   #33
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Here are some very rare " SS Brigade Dirlewanger Sniper Boots "
Where have you got the information that this boots are Dirlewanger sniper boots ????
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #34
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Clogs produced during the German occupation in Estonia.
Heel stiffener is pressed paper.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:14 PM   #35
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Clog manufacture in Estonia during German occupation. In Estonia, the models shown in the picture, I have encountered the most.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:35 AM   #36
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Regarding wooden soled boots; The one thing lacking has been any sort of period reference. If you watch this newsreel dating from march or april of 1945 at about 47 seconds in you will see a mortar team firing their weapon somewhere in the Ruhrkessel. Two of the three crewmembers are wearing wooden soled boots.
The boots appear similar in construction to the ones Grossfuss posted; white uppers with leather backstrap and two leather straps. The question remains if they were issued those boots or acquired them somewhere else? Fwiw, there exists evidence of German troops wearing them...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNF11...eature=related
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:33 AM   #37
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Hi Kass and Michael Freiheit,
I was looking back through my postings for something more recent and luckily noticed your update on the wooden-soled boot story.
If I needed an incentive to upgrade this aged PC it's worth it to see film of my boots in action! I don't think this machine will accept the latest Java software.
I'm glad I noticed - I was about to advertise them on eBay.
Interesting Estonian photo too!
Well done you two!!!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:12 AM   #38
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Regarding wooden soled boots; The one thing lacking has been any sort of period reference. If you watch this newsreel dating from march or april of 1945 at about 47 seconds in you will see a mortar team firing their weapon somewhere in the Ruhrkessel. Two of the three crewmembers are wearing wooden soled boots.
The boots appear similar in construction to the ones Grossfuss posted; white uppers with leather backstrap and two leather straps. The question remains if they were issued those boots or acquired them somewhere else? Fwiw, there exists evidence of German troops wearing them...

mike

(47 seconds in)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNF11...eature=related
Pardon, my bad for disregarding them as not being worn by frontline troops.
Just got another pair. Came from Kurland kessel area.
Could someone find and post the link again? Or have a still photo from the newsreel?

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:56 PM   #39
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Kass, I was able to find the video again (over a decade later): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UYq3cQFnE8

Also included a screenshot here. The image is grainy but it is obvious they are wearing wooden soled boots. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:50 AM   #40
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Dear Michael.

Thank you!
Yes, white canvas with buckle versions are clearly seen.

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