WWII Impressions Service Boot

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  1. jschare

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  2. Bombing IP

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    They look nice and get good reviews on you tube . At The Front has paratrooper boots at half the price if that's your thing ,or you could get the shoemaker to cut the tops down (save some money) . The service boot version at At The Front is sold out because the maker has stopped making them the paratroop version is a little taller that's all same company style sole etc . I have the ATF service boot version and its been just fine no problems

    BIP
     
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  4. Grant

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    WWII Impressions USMC boondocker's getting a lot of wear in hot humid NYC!
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  5. Steve27752

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    Nice boots Grant, what have you used to darken them?
     
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    Thanks Steve! They've been dubbed a couple of times with Snowseal beeswax.
     
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  7. CBI

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    cool - I have some from SM Wholesale and love them, they come pre-treated/oiled
     
  8. Andrew

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    Are yours the more recent cord soled type @Grant ? I've been planning to get a pair of these for a couple of years now. I've got and wear a pair of the earlier plain soled Boondockers almost daily and I find that with these boots time is measured with the Geological time scale as they last for bloody ever and it takes Juan bloody ever to do another run! I shall post a shot of mine tomorrow. They would be about 5 years old and I resisted applying anything (certainly no danger of getting wet with snow here)..... Boots and style to last a lifetime
     
  9. Grant

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    Hey Andrew, yes these are the recent corded sole/heel boondockers. When Juan first announced he was producing them, I jumped on the pre-order list. I think it took another six months before they finally arrived, but they're well worth the wait. I think he holds off until he has enough pre-orders to justify going into production, hence the long wait times.
    Looking forward to seeing what yours look like!
     
  10. Marv

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    I have a pair of the previous version and they are still going strong, excellent boots.
     
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  11. Thomas Koehle

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    the boonies look awesome
     
  12. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    I was going to mention that in case WWII Impressions is sold out, ATF has USA made by HH Brown/Corcoran corded sole boonies (N1 Field Shoes), but alas their sold out in every size. Wow, popular boots. This is one case, with his U.S. made boots, where Roland really stepped up his game. I bought the Type II Service Shoes last summer, and there a real improvement over the basic Corcoran WWII type II service shoes that I bought about 5 or 6 years earlier.

    - Ian
     

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