Canadian ‘Invasion Boots’ – High Top Boots 1943
Extremely rare pair of WW2 Canadian High Top Boots in very good condition, dated 1943. Those boots are known by collectors as ‘Invasion boots’. These boots of Canadian design was introduced in 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/Kiska. 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 web anklets were not worn with these boots.
This pair of boots are in very good condition, they have been there and saw action! The boots appears to have their original laces. The leather is still in supple condition, the boots show normal traces of usage. The boots are dated 1943, size 6 1/2 (40 EU), see photo.
High Top Boots are extremely hard to find and rarely offered for sale!
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