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Famous nailed high-boots of German soldier, essential boots of the Third Reich. "Shark nose" and wide shaft. Made of natural bull leather: nose detail directed flesh side out. This is not to let nose soak, in case pores chocked out with grease properly.
The sole is assembled with wooden nails: a method used since the Middle Ages, but not survived the middle of the XX century. Each sole is nailed with 30-40 original 6-facet steel nails, German made (the number of spikes depends on the size). The iron heel and toe-plate is also original, made in Germany during the Third Reich era. It is fastened by 5 nails to the heel, and the attachment points are closed with a decorative piece of leather. The nails that can be seen on the heel hold exactly the decorative skin sheet, and not the iron-heel. Thanks to this, the iron can be completely grinded off, but will not fall apart.
The boots are made of vegetable tanned leather and painted black professional penetrating shoe paint. This is how shoes were made in Germany, it is a very expensive way. Сhrome tanned leather, submersive dyed leather (which is black both inside and outside) — was not used by the Germans! Take this into account when make your decidion choosing the boots. Keep in mind how the manufacturer can save at your expense. Our boots are made by German technology from the very beginning.
Please specify your size before the purchase! Measure both your foot lenght and insole lenght (take an insole from your old boots). There should be a room about 1/2 inch (1 cm) in front of your toe when you wear these boots. This is also shown in the original German illustration on boot sizing. Remember, boots get smaller after a year use (leather items tend to shrink with time). If you want to use thick socks or extra insole, you'd better take plus size.
New boots need to be treated with shoe grease, otherwise boots will crack and fall apart. You can simply put the grease on the surface and let it soak in. Or use a mixture of grease and wax and put it melted; then heat boots, so the mixture impregnate it deeply, chocking out pores and seams. We do not provide footwear treatment services, but we sell high-quality shoe grease. 100 ml can is enough for 3-4 times.
Leather care is time-consuming, but essential in this hobby. A German soldier took care of all his equipment all the time. Belongings were not his; these were the Reich property! You should support it as well, putting grease or oil (you may use Johnson's baby) every time after it got wet.
The boots come with a one-year guarantee. We will cover split seams and heel irons that have fallen off. We will not cover damage due to improper leather care such as deformation, splits, cracks, heat damage due to being too close to a fire, and lost nails.
Marschsteifel, or commonly referred to as the jackboots, was the standard marching boot for the German soldier from the mid-19th Century to the end of WWII. The boots saw service in WWI as well as WWII with a few small changes. The boots we offer are of the 1939 style with the shortened calf. This shortening of roughly 5 centimeters was done to save material.
These boots were used by everyone from the Heer, Luftwaffe, and the SS.