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    US Army boots manufactured in 1962 NOS

    My father died in 1991 and I found these army boots in a closet, they were new never laced-up or used. They were not his foot size and do not know where he got them. i took them and still have them. The US Army replaced the brown boot around 1957 with the black boot and 1962 was the last year they were manufactured with the cap over the toe. These boots show some scuff marks but are still new boots.
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    They look like jump boots as issued when I started out. We'd go to Ft Lewis and you could buy them new at the PX for not too much US cash...I had a set that I had resoled for dress use. Our Parachute battalion wore them regularly. Most of the US troops seemed to be wearing the standard combat boots at the time, without a toe cap.
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    Agree with browningautorifleicon, they indeed are jump boots. When I was in boot camp we were forbidden to wear them. After I reached my first permanent duty station I bought a pair and only wore them for guard mount, toe and heel "spit shined". I haven't seen a pair of those in many years.
    The toe cap and reinforced heel were for protection of paratroopers feet upon landing in the drop zone.

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    Steel shank screwed in too, between heel and toe

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    Thanks to everyone who responded - but I noticed my army boots have only 10 eyelets for the shoestring while the jump boots are taller and
    have 12 eyelets for the shoestring. The army discontinued the toe cap in 1962 on the standard issue combat boot.


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