Parachute Jumper Boots

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by tjoenn, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. tjoenn

    tjoenn Active Member

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    Bought these from ATF last summer while in Florida. Started wearing them in slowly, an hour or two at a time inside the house as they were extremely uncomfortable. However, after about 10 hours, they actually became very comfortable. I wear them to work and love the squeeky sounds they make. Also, I feel like it would be impossible to break my ancles in these! :)
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  2. Earloffunk

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    Nice boots!

    Who is the manufacturer? Is there a shop in Europe where they can be bought?
     
  3. tjoenn

    tjoenn Active Member

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  4. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Member

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    Thanks! Will try my luck - or go with German paratrooper boots. Not sure yet
     
  5. unclegrumpy

    unclegrumpy Well-Known Member

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    There are many sources online that discuss WW II paratrooper boot break in, but one below is pretty good...and historically accurate. The difference being the GI's broke their's in during the first part of their training....think about all the running in the first episode of the Band of Brothers and your feet will really hurt! The biggest tip is to get them wet.

    http://506thrps.boards.net/thread/65/breaking-corcoran-paratrooper-boots
     
  6. tjoenn

    tjoenn Active Member

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    Very interesting, thanks for that link! I guess if I had known to wear them in wet, I would have saved a few hours of aching feet.
     
  7. Earloffunk

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    Very interesting approach to breaking in new shoes. I did something similar involuntaryliy during my days in the army and I ruined a pair of boots as the leather stretched quite a bit and the shoes got too wide so I had to get a new pair - that was not easy and the discussion with the QM was not pleasant.
     
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