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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15700429 01/24/21
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IIRC, shortly after my dad mustered out of the Navy at the end of WWII, he purchased this pair of boots in Mexico.

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The story he told was that the guy he bought them from said the tops were made by his dad years before.

Over the years he had a couple different leather bottoms sewn on. Back then it was shark skin or sea turtle or alligator.

My dad passed in '09. I now have them an wear them from time to time.

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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15700490 01/24/21
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A pair of USAF issue steel-toe chukka boots from 1973.

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15700847 01/24/21
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Wow, some of you blokes really hang onto them. I mostly run them into the ground, but I do have a pair of Ammunition Boots issued to me by a caring government in 1982.

For some reason these, and gaiters to match, were still on the issue list even though we'd already transitioned over to Boots GP, both for ceremonial and field use, so these are almost unworn. I just didn't ever have the heart to throw them out, and when I finished up with my service the Army didn't ask for them back.

They are solidly built but stiff and not very comfortable, though admittedly never broken in. I'd worn out an earlier pair as a cadet, and they never really got comfortable either.They do take a really good shine though.

I suppose I could always use them as workboots, but I just never have. Maybe there's a collector out there?

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: 358WCF] #15700854 01/24/21
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Originally Posted by 358WCF
A pair of Frye boots from around 1975.

Square toed?

with belt and buckle on them?


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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15700927 01/24/21
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I wore a pair of Chippewa cap toe boots on our dog walk today. Unlined, with George dress socks from WallyWorld. 33F and light snow coming down. Bought them around '04-'05 for work in the desert, been resoled a time or two.

They're not my oldest boots. I have some that get little wear, like a pair of Irish Setter insulated hunting boots that were my best friend's who passed around '97or so. No idea how long he had them before that. It rarely gets cold enough to wear them here.

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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: ihookem] #15701003 01/24/21
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Originally Posted by ihookem
LaCrosse Icemans I bought for 60 bucks in 1983. I dont use them much at all anymore. They just sit in my cabin for back up.

Lol me to ! Then I moved up to ice kings!


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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701058 01/24/21
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I have some cowboy boots bought in 77 and they still fit.

Can't wear them long because of to much lower back pain.

Worked a lot of cows and broke a few horses in them.

Hard to get into but once there they fit like a glove.

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701064 01/24/21
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Surprised I haven't seen mentioned a pair of old Hermann Survivors.


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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701260 01/24/21
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SOB. Do i really have to dig those out, Wabi.


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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701306 01/24/21
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I've got a pair of jungle boots that I wore in Vietnam. Also, a pair of Ho Chi Minh sandals from the same time.

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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701341 01/24/21
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Sorel Mark V pac boots form the mid 1970s

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701347 01/24/21
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When I first started Wildland firefighting I bought a set of Chippewa boots because they fit incredibly well. However, they did not have the aggressive sole.

I still have them, probably 30 years old now and they fit great. Thanks for reminding me I should dig them out and wear them on the Flatlands when I'm not in West Virginia.


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I have a pair of white Sorel snow bears I bought back in high school that were used for calling coyotes and winter bow hunting as well as snowmobiling.

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701674 01/25/21
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A pair of Herman Survivors I bought in 1972-73.


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Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701682 01/25/21
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I'm still wearing a pair of Chippewa snake boots that my father bought for him in the early 80s.

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: hanco] #15701686 01/25/21
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Originally Posted by hanco
I don’t have any old shoes, I have maybe six pairs altogether, Wifey has several hundred.

Hundreds? Really? Where does she keep them?

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: wabigoon] #15701727 01/25/21
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A well-worn and abused pair of Danner Ft. Lewis Go-Devils from about 1997. The sole's getting thin and they leak a little, but otherwise still in good shape.


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Oldest would have to be a pair of LaCrosse Ice Kings that I bought in around 1993/1994.


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I have a pair of Sorel boots with the vibram sole from 1970. I'm going to rename them the Slum 1X.

Re: The oldest boots, shoes you have? [Re: arkypete] #15702557 01/25/21
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Originally Posted by arkypete
A pair of Herman Survivors I bought in 1972-73.

There we go, I knew we'd have some survivors wink


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