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    Post by parafal on Tue May 01, 2012 9:19 pm

    My "Ranger" boots and a pair of 1954 dated low canvas boots


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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 02, 2012 7:52 am

    Did Palladium make them in '54? Just curious.

    The ranger boots are tip-top. =]

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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed May 02, 2012 4:44 pm

    Nice examples Ed, love the "Ranger" boots, they have a lot of character Mate, the canvas boots are rally great to see as I've only ever seen ref pics of them, thanks for showing these Wink

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    Post by saltefanden on Wed May 02, 2012 6:48 pm

    Hey Ed, a great pair of boots!

    I have been looking for vintage Palladium boots for ages, but love my ranger jump boots! I was told they are 1956's issue but can tell for sure. Do you know how to date these?







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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 02, 2012 6:49 pm

    ...So cool... Lucky devils...

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    Post by loski on Wed May 02, 2012 8:39 pm

    I have 3 pairs of rangers
    1 black pair of the latest issue without lining
    1 black pair 70's 80,s issue with brown linig
    ana a pair of brown 60's issue
    the black pairs are worn as my work boots on a daily basis the brown pair are worn when im of duty I find all 3 pairs of my Rangers comfy and I love em










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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 02, 2012 9:11 pm

    Superb!

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu May 03, 2012 1:40 pm

    Just noticed with the suede type Ranger boots that i have 2 slightly different types---

    Not sure if it will make sense but the boot on the left is of the "Hi Leg" variety with the buckled gaiter added to the boot.

    The boot at the right started off as an Ankle Boot and has had the gaiter is part of the extension turning it into a "Hi Leg"







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    Post by sh4pak on Thu May 03, 2012 1:44 pm

    Yes, it does make sense. Is there dating that explains this, or do you suppose that it was just a quirk in manufacturing?

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu May 03, 2012 1:51 pm

    There are various stamps on in both but cannot make them out.

    Im only guessing here that the early boots were ankle boots so when they changed to the "hi leg" gaitered type they had surplus ankle boots so converted these??

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    Post by sh4pak on Thu May 03, 2012 1:55 pm

    Sounds reasonable. They're French, correct? I have seen pictures of FFL guys with ankle boots, Indochine & Algeria. Maybe when this thread goes "hot" there'll be an explanation. =]

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    Post by sh4pak on Thu May 03, 2012 2:37 pm

    --Durrrr..... I got into this thread w/ out looking at the Country of Origin column. Sorry for the stupid question.

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    Post by loski on Thu May 03, 2012 3:46 pm

    The first double buckle boots issued to the french army were the US double buckle boot of WWII with a seperate cuff the french then copied them and came up with the pair on the right of your picture, they evolved into the pair on the left of the picture with only the flap of the cuff as a seperate peice, the design evolved from the brown to the black model with a brown leather lining, the latest evolution has not got the leather lining, but the design has remained more or less the same since the early 60's and is still recognisable as the classic French Ranger, one thought has crossed my mind will the French army follow the current trend that seems to be sweeping other armys and revert back to brown rangers

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    Post by saltefanden on Fri May 04, 2012 1:18 am

    Thanks for they info Graham!

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 05, 2012 1:03 pm

    Ronnie ,Graham and Gulf..nice boots guys,

    "Vos bottes sont couilles du chien" Cool

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 26, 2012 1:39 pm

    Following on from the previous excellent boots shown, here's some of mine, I got these from France, and they are pretty worn out, but fit the part for display.


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    Post by sh4pak on Sat May 26, 2012 4:46 pm



    --Those boots kick... stuff. I am sure =]

    One of these days, man...I'ma' get lucky and find a pair.

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    Post by loski on Sat May 26, 2012 4:58 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Following on from the previous excellent boots shown, here's some of mine, I got these from France, and they are pretty worn out, but fit the part for display.


    Hi Gary
    They look like the 70's version with the brown leather lining IMO the best of the Rangers, as long as there is no damage to the uppers and the leather sole that the rubber outer sole fixes onto they can be resoled, my local shoe shop charges me £30.00 for Vibram soles, I have been wearing one pair of mine for nearly 15 years and they are in good order, I just polish em regularly an give em a few days rest to dry every week or so and they will last me another 20 years. Probaly the most comfy combat boots I have ever worn and they were designed to last buggers just go on and on.

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    Post by sh4pak on Sat May 26, 2012 5:28 pm



    -----Gary or Loski, can you possibly send me a URL regarding where you find these? I understand that obtaining things in the US from France is not easy, but still... just the slightest bit light shed upon the subject would be greatly appreciated.

    I, like you, would actually *wear* them.

    --D.


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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 26, 2012 5:46 pm

    Dan and Graham thanks for looking, I believe these are 60's/70's versions at least that's whet the seller informed me, the soles are well worn down at the back, but maybe I could get the soles replaced, I would want to keep the originals though ( cos I'm sad like that)!!

    Dan I got these from French ebay, and cost me 8.00 Euros and 22.00 Euros for delivery, I'm not sure what the postage would be to the States, but I bought these for cheaper from france than I could get them over here, so it pays to go direct. If you are interested I can supply the seller name just PM me.

    I also bought another Brown 60's pair today from France Ebay,all in 38.00 Euros, when they turn up I will show them here, and hopefully if all being well share that seller too,and again these have worked out cheaper , even including the 20 odd Euros for delivery, than over here, amazing as the closest part of France is like 26 miles away,thanks for your input guy's Wink



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    Post by loski on Sat May 26, 2012 6:44 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Dan and Graham thanks for looking, I believe these are 60's/70's versions at least that's whet the seller informed me, the soles are well worn down at the back, but maybe I could get the soles replaced, I would want to keep the originals though ( cos I'm sad like that)!!

    Dan I got these from French ebay, and cost me 8.00 Euros and 22.00 Euros for delivery, I'm not sure what the postage would be to the States, but I bought these for cheaper from france than I could get them over here, so it pays to go direct. If you are interested I can supply the seller name just PM me.

    I also bought another Brown 60's pair today from France Ebay,all in 38.00 Euros, when they turn up I will show them here, and hopefully if all being well share that seller too,and again these have worked out cheaper , even including the 20 odd Euros for delivery, than over here, amazing as the closest part of France is like 26 miles away,thanks for your input guy's Wink


    Hi Gary
    You might not get the same pattern of sole but there are several differant origanal patterns fitted on the rangers so you might get a match for one of them, Ja one pair of my black boots are the same as yours and I think they are the first black version but as I said IMO the best of all the Rangers if you can get a pair of the Smooth leather Rangers made for the Gendarmere they are lighter than the Army version with the pimpled leather USMC now UKMC used to stock Rangers a few years back had some Gendarmere rangers and I bought a pair but I lost them in a move they were the Rolls Royce of the rangers.
    Dan try this link it's for ebay france and a load of rangers there
    http://shop.ebay.fr/i.html?cmd=Blend&LH_PrefLoc=2&_nkw=rangers+armee&cmd=Blend

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    Post by sh4pak on Sun May 27, 2012 1:10 am


    --Supercool, Graham. Thank you!

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    Post by krzysztof on Wed May 30, 2012 2:09 pm

    new model of Gore-tex boots and desert boots (receive from France today with tons of other stuff Smile




    and rest of My French boots/shoes






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    Re: Boots

    Post by Camo_fiend on Wed May 30, 2012 5:20 pm

    sh4pak wrote:Did Palladium make them in '54? Just curious.
    According to their website, that style of boot came around in 1947, and saw action with the French Foreign Legion in North Africa and elsewhere.

    I have a pair of modern Palladiums that look like these (in black) that I wear as everyday shoes. They are very comfortable, and the canvas breathes well when it's hot; so far they've survived two summers of backpacking, rock climbing and fishing trips, and still have much wear left in them. A very good pair of shoes.


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    Post by sh4pak on Thu May 31, 2012 9:30 am

    --Oi, Graham!

    I found some people in France who offer excellent prices and very good selection, and will ship to the US, via the link you posted. Getting set to order a pair right now.

    I never even knew about the .fr option (in all fairness, it just doesn't come up at ebay.com, ever).

    Couldn't have managed it without your help. Thanks very much!

    And, Ben-- I had some of the shearling-lined Palladiums, back in the 1990's. Loved them-- and wore them to death. It was one of those things where, they were abundant at the time, and I figured I could always go out and get more. That was not the case. It was a special buy through a local gun store, where they picked up a tonne of stuff from France, then liquidated it all.

    Live & learn, right?

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