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South African Officer's or Despatch Riders' boots

Article about: A couple of calf high despatch rider's or officer's South African made: procudce in 1940, by Barkers, Capetown and possibly resoled )after the war?): I have found out the Baker's footwear Co

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    A couple of calf high despatch rider's or officer's South African made: procudce in 1940, by Barkers, Capetown and possibly resoled )after the war?): I have found out the Baker's footwear Company is still active in Capetown nowadays... And I have also found out the Ishide produce rubber soles during the war, since commandos at St. Nazaire were equipped with Ishide soled ammo boots, but was the "Commando style" a name entered into use after the war? anybody has any positive info about when Inshide introduce these "Commando stly" hard rubber soles? Thank you so much in advance for your knowledge!
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    Hi Loupie, they are re soled. These came out postwar.

    I have a pair of brown Officers shoes with these soles which my friend Nick gave me. They were his during his postwar service.

    Cheers, Ade
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Loupie, they are re soled. These came out postwar.

    I have a pair of brown Officers shoes with these soles which my friend Nick gave me. They were his during his postwar service.

    Cheers, Ade
    Thank you Ade: I was almost they had been resoled: i guess because of comfort and grip, because leather is absolutely perfect and is a very smart pair of boots!

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