A beautiful pair of 1940s brown leather men's ankle boots by 'CWS' in fantastic wearable condition.
This style of boot was very popular throughout the 1930s and 1940s and worn by men from all walks of life and looks great paired with a period suit or workwear. They were made as part of the CC41 utility clothing scheme which was put in place to make good quality affordable clothing available to people from every class.
The boots are made from a chestnut brown coloured leather and features eight brown painted brass eyelets. They feature a stitched toe cap and a leather sole as is common to find with boots of this period. Fabric pull loops are located at the top of each boot and feature the name 'The C.W.S Boot' with C.W.S. denoting the Cooperative Wholesale society - better known today as the Co-op. The reverse features a graphic depicting a tree along with the tagline of 'Labor and wait'.
Inside the boots feature various markings including the maker's initials of 'CWS' and the size of 7 1/2. The CC41 utility logo is also present.
The condition of the boots is fantastic as can be seen in the pictures. There is some limited wear to the soles but they have clearly never seen much use and display very well. There is a small amount of the heel insert missing around the sides which is illustrated in picture 10. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that these are a vintage, pre-owned pair of boots which may have small issues commensurate with age.
All in all, a fantastic pair of WW2 period boots in great wearable condition which are becoming hard to find.
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