BALTES BW TROPENSTIEFEL

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    jose ramon
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    BALTES BW TROPENSTIEFEL

    Post by jose ramon on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:45 am

    BALTES BW TROPENSTIEFEL

    Tropical boots, West German army. Baltes.



    At first glance, the resemblance is striking with U.S. Army jungle boots.
    Even the template is similar (ejem, have to brush them) in bright green.



    The cloth has a filling, possibly with foam or similar. The sole design is not of type Panama.



    The curious thing about these boots is that I have not seen any pictures of these boots in use. Could you show me some? I have intrigued with that uniform would be used.



    Another thing that intrigues me is these numbers perforated. It seems clear that the first row refers to the size, 270mm long and 109mm wide, but the second row, I guess that the date will be around, but you can give some light on the subject?

    270 109
    1204 1192

    Thanks in advance.

    JR
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    Re: BALTES BW TROPENSTIEFEL

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:34 am

    I have a set that I think is dated 1992. I was told they were experimental issue, but I have no proof of that. I've seen pics of BW in Somalia and later in the Balkans wearing US style jungle boots, but they don't appear to be this type. The non-leather portions appear to be black. For Somalia I'm pretty sure there was a lot of private/unit purchased kit. Their uniforms were, actually, French Army issue but with BW stuff added to them. Their field kit seems to have been standard BW though.

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    Re: BALTES BW TROPENSTIEFEL

    Post by jose ramon on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:44 pm

    Thanks Steve, I will google BW Somalia or BW Kosovo

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