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War Era Australian Made High Boots?

Article about: Good evening all, I stumbled upon these for sale online. Dated '44, they are being sold here as 'Light-horse Boots'. I admit my knowledge on Australian footwear is not as sharp as it should

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    Good evening all,

    I stumbled upon these for sale online. Dated '44, they are being sold here as 'Light-horse Boots'. I admit my knowledge on Australian footwear is not as sharp as it should be, however, I have never seen nor heard this style before. They look a bit like American Jump boots, surely we didn't make para. boots in 1944? To my knowledge, the Light-horse regiments were mainly disbanded by 1944. Potential parade boots? Any ideas?

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    Chris

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    Carl Jung

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    not a pair I've seen before either! but I'd be leaning to para
    Regards
    René

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    We supplied the Americans in the Pacific Theatre with a lot of gear around 1944. I would not be surprised if that included these boots. Very nice christek! I couldn't walk past those!

    Oz.

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    Hope you bought them? RARE
    Regards
    René

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    Ive been watching these as well...my only concern is that a well known Australian dealer of very dodgy militaria is also selling a similar pair very cheap..im trying to do a bit more research

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Hope you bought them? RARE
    On ebay mate.. I'm a bit torn. They look great but certainly an unknown style for me. I can't see them being repro, but who knows in this day and age.

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    Ive been watching these as well...my only concern is that a well known Australian dealer of very dodgy militaria is also selling a similar pair very cheap..im trying to do a bit more research
    Research race!
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Quote by christek View Post
    On ebay mate.. I'm a bit torn. They look great but certainly an unknown style for me. I can't see them being repro, but who knows in this day and age.

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    Research race!
    me too I can't see why this would be faked!, my para grenade pouches are 44
    Regards
    René

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    Ok research complete, nothing overly exotic..AU made for US troops..nothing to do with Australian troops at all
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    Further to my suspicions on a known dodgy dealer, they do reproduce these...this photo is not from his site ,but a correctly advertised modern reproduction
    War Era Australian Made High Boots?

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    repro US not AU note the straight heel on the AU pair
    Regards
    René

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