A beautiful pair of 1943 dated US Navy deck boots in practically deadstock condition, In early 1943 the Navy introduced a new line of redesigned clothing to help it meet its requirements across multiple theatres and areas of operations. Designated with an N (N-1, N-2 and N-3) standing for Navy, this range of clothing would improve upon previous designs, and prepare the navy for the amphibious warfare required in pacific and to land in occupied Europe. For inspiration, the Navy looked to popular garments from the other services. In this case of their boots, they looked at the USMC boondocker boots, and delivered a field boot with essentially the same pattern.
This pair features the very distinctive speckled pattern sole and heel, which were made with the mixture of rubber and fiber cord, an effort to save valuable rubber resources.
Mint condition, essentially deadstock showing few signs of use.
- Tagged a 10 B
- Fits like a narrow US 9-10 - I have size 11 and can fit into them, but they're narrow on me.
- Soles measure 12.5" toe to heel, 4 1/4" at widest point