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Old 12-07-2007, 04:43 PM   #16
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Hi Nick G,
Great to see your photos!
While on holiday I bought a digital camera to take some pics of mine and then found out my PC won't accept the camera software - now I've got to upgrade the PC! What a hobby!
As said previously, there's a dealer over here selling these as last-ditch boots.
Look at Alan Beadle's site and item No1740 has a picture at £150.
I can't see a pair like yours listed, but I'm sure I remember a pair that fit your photo.
I picked mine up far cheaper at Detling and will send pics as soon as the above difficulties are overcome.
I agree that wooden soles are not the most practical, for all the obvious reasons stated earlier, but the studs have been in there since the day they were made.
Have patience folks - the pictures will happen!
Thanks for the latest additions.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:52 AM   #17
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Just checked Alan Beadle's site...he's calling his set (partially canvas,partially leather and wooden soles) "ARMY M1945 ANKLE BOOTS"
Ultra rare “Last Ditch” production. Wooden soles, metal studs, brown leather heels, toe caps nailed to soles, canvas bodies with two leather side straps. Excellent condition. These boots are an even cheaper production than the last type....
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:10 AM   #18
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These shoes have nothing to do with the Wehrmacht ! They are civilian post war production from 1945/46 and, as Gran Sasso said, were used by farmers, roadworkers a.s.o.
Here in Germany you can find them in many barns, and everybody would tell you that these shoes are so called " Notschuhe ", which means " Miseryshoes ".
They were made with military stuff, which was no longer needed, the soles are from Wehrmachtswinterboots, so thats why they are stamped.
I buy them at local at fleamarkets for small Euros a pair, or get them for free out of the barn, so if you believe it, that these are Army Boots and willing to pay 150 Pounds for it, we can make a Deal !
And if you had a Pair of this Boots, try to walk on a meadow and you will find out why they added Hobnails !
No German Soldier would wear those Boots, unless he walk on the water ! There is a Joke here in Germany around this Boots that these are the special Modell for the " Operation Seelöwe ", the occupation of England, and every Soldier could walk over the " Ärmelkanal " ( English Channel ), so the Wehrmacht don`t need any Ships !
So, if there`s a Picture out there which shows a Landsers with that sort of boots, and i can sell as "M1945 Last whatever Production " for a lot of Bucks, i will visit my next Ferrari-Dealer soon !!!

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Old 12-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #19
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Makes sense. Thanks for your input! Fortunately I did not pay that kind of money for my notschuhe!!...
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:28 PM   #20
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I'd have thought Notschuhe meant emergency shoes, but point taken.
Yes Nick, those are the boots on Alan Beadle's site (and much has been written in these threads about that website!) and my pair will appear in print to provide amusement to our Continental brethren.
Thankfully, like yours, mine were also cheap.
I do like the Seeloewe crack, worth remembering.
Rather than find a barnful of these, can't you find a warehouse full of the proper Wehrmacht low shoes and I'll gladly pay towards your Ferrari!
This thread has started far more comment than I envisaged - thanks to all contributors!
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:57 AM   #21
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I`ll do my best !
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:46 PM   #22
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I hope these attach OK.
At long last - for your edification, complete with grey buckles and studded soles.
Maybe no good for combat but might look good on the golf course or dance floor!
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:48 PM   #23
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:58 PM   #27
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:20 AM   #28
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Cool boots Phil.
They sometimes occur on German E-bay.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:40 PM   #29
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Here are some very rare " SS Brigade Dirlewanger Sniper Boots "
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