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WWII Russian Jackboots - Opinions Please

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    I just bought these Russian boots and I am trying to figure out if they are authentic WWII boots or post-war manufacture. They look like the real deal to me but I'm not 100% sure. The markings on the inside also don't seem to have any date.

    What do some of the experts think.

    Thanks,
    Eric
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    Hi Eric, I can tell you they are Officer's boots, but that is all.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    postwar/ but can use for reenact)

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    What's the difference between officer's and soldier's boots? I have the officer's uniform, but just bought the soldiers boots because of the price and because they look identical.
    Last edited by Kovski; 08-15-2011 at 03:48 PM.

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    Hi there . Generally officer boots are all leather whilst soldiers were issued a type with impregnated canvas shank and leather lower shoe part. pre war it seems leather was available for all but the height was less (unless mounted type) than for officer . il post some tonight so you can compare

    The ones you post have late 20th century type markings ,i think they are 1983 dated ,but not sure. dimas can certify.

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    Btw, I just got my boots. They look dry and hard. Any tip to make them soft and more flexible?

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    Do what the owner would have done-Oil 'em up,would be my suggestion. A good boot oil like Mink Oil or Neatsfoot should soften them up quite abit-IF the leather is still viable. If it is dried and has Splits...well,then, you may have a problem. William
    William

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    Quote by Kovski View Post
    Btw, I just got my boots. They look dry and hard. Any tip to make them soft and more flexible?
    Being a former British Leyland, Jaguar Cars USA, and Rolls Royce/Bentley tech and spare parts consultant, I highly recommend CONNOLLY HIDE FOOD.

    The stuff is magical - even on half-rotten leather.

    IMO, that is...

    It is available online or at your local Jaguar dealership's Parts Dept.

    LEXOL is not bad either: Lexol - Trusted by professionals
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    I made a mistake buying the 42 size, I think that size 40 would fit much better. It's not very confortable, specially when I run with them. I'm going to fulfill it with some soft paper and look for this kind of oil.

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    The leather condition of mine is identical to the one shown at the beginning of this thread, but I want to make it shine like these:
    my russian boots - YouTube

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