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This is an extremely rare original pair of High Top Boots. These boots of Canadian design was introduced 1942, made their first known combat appearance in May 1943. They were issued to Canadian troops that assisted the U.S. 10th Mountain Division in the fight againt the
Japanese when they attempted to invade the Aleutians.
The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division received large quantities of these boots when they were being equipped for D-Day, Allied landings in Normandy 1944 and this has led to their being known as 'Invasion Boots' or '3rd Division Boots'. The black leather boots have soles and heels that are similar to those found on normal Ankle-Boots right down to the heel and toe plates. The gaiter is similar to the type found on the Canadian Shoepacks (Rubber winterboots) in being sewn
to one side of the boot and strapping to the opposite side via a single buckle but it is slightly wider.
The hated web anklets were not worn with these boots.
The boots are dated 1943. The boots are in used and worn condition, shows traces of usage. Original laces present. The leather is still in good supple condition.
High Top Boots are extremely hard to find and rarely offered for sale!