Buzz Rickson's BR02610 M-43 Service BootsBuzz Rickson's
Originally standardised in 1943 to replace the M-42, the 'M-43' service shoe was the Army issue equivalent of the 'Boondocker ' which was already in use by the Marine Corps and Navy. These boots used the same rough-out leather construction as their counterparts, adopted for it's durability and water repellency, so there's no need for a canvas or leather lining.
The simplicity of these boots allowed for mass production, removing the toe box found in previous issued boots, leaving a soft unstructured toe. They also used a reclaimed rubber moulded heel & sole unit.
Only produced for 18 months before being replaced by the higher 'Combat Boot', original examples are very hard to find compared to the Marine Corps and USN equivalent.
These boots were immortalised for many, along with the A-2 light jacket, when Steve Mcqueen wore them as Cpt Hilts in the 1963 film 'The Great Escape'.
- Chrome Tanned Rough-Out Cow-Hide Upper
- Exact Reproduction Reclaimed Rubber Sole and 'Lite Tread' Heal Unit
- Correct Riveted Vamp (found on pre 1944 Production)
- Leather Mid-Sole
- Goodyear Welt
- Nail Tacked Soles
- Quadruple Stitch Construction
- Correct Cotton Laces
- Exact Reproductions of Quartermaster Inspection Stamps
- Made in Japan
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