Developed at the very tail end of WW2, the "Boot, Combat Tropical" otherwise known as Okinawa or Advisor boot arrived too late to see much service in WW2. Designed to be a more sturdy replacement for the canvas and rubber jungle shoes (essentially a pair of Converse), these boots would take the configuration of the standard US Army double buckle boot and replace a significant proportion of the upper with a breathable yet hardwearing canvas. They would be introduced during the Okinawa campaign (hence the first nickname), but would famously be worn by early advisors to the ARVN in Vietnam (hence the second nickname). Whatever you want to call them, these are a simply beautiful design combining OD green canvas with beautiful brown leather and black soles! This is a matching pair and are dated June 1955.
In used but solid condition, and I would go as far as to say wearable. The leather is pretty supple and the rubber seems fine. However they are a pair of 70 year old boots, I would not plan on regular wearing!
- Tagged a US 9W (wide)
- Seem to fit to size