At best, both pairs are privately purchased boots for Officers, but nothing says that they're period for sure, they might be...
The first pair with hard shaft would be meant for usual service only, while the second pair with soft shaft would be meant for field use...
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)