Stitches, Leather Structure and Soles:
After a glass of Gin Tonic (Hendricks) I got the idea to take some macro shoots of Stitches, Leather Structures and Soles of my boots. Thats the outcome. Have a nice weekend!
Post WWII German Army boots size 42 on Ebay:
Be-cause the images on Ebay are so bad so I will post my images here. Another fine pair of Baltes post WWII German Army boots in size 42 are right now on ebay. They are the version with the thick leather which will look sometime like mine on the image above. They are goodyear welted, got the vorwerk sole and have the wooden shoenails.
Check the full post I did on this boots a while ago.
Baltes German Army Boots size 43 now on Ebay:
It´s no secret, I like these old German Army boots made by Baltes. These boots I saw just now on Ebay. I already got one in 43 and 44 both are amazing. The price is a bit higher what I payed for mine but ok.
Post WWII German Army boot from Baltes:
After about half a year in the trunk of Ferdi´s car, who is a very skilled but too busy shoemaker I finally got these boots back. They are the bigger brothers of these boots. These have got really thick leather, nearly as thick as a belt, about 2 mm. The color used to be black but on very stressed areas it was worn off and is brownish shining trough. When I bought them I was considering to give them a treatment with black shoe cream but luckily I left them their character.
Now with the new soles and fixed heels (I guess they will darken a bit after a while) they for sure will last a lifetime. I gave them some treatment with neutral leather oil, they fit like a glove and you really have another example how skilled they were making boots at Baltes around 1960.
– Red Wing Boots 9013 cognac, Charles Beckman
– Baltes boots from around 1961
– Thorogood Moc Toe boots
– Red Wing boots – 1908 – 100 Anniversary Model
– Marias High heels, too small, not rugged, no vibram, bad traction… but nice
– Swedish Army boots from 1946