A rare pair of early Second World War British Army officer's brown leather ankle boots which were made in 1941.
This pattern of boots made from plain leather is typical of those made in the late 1930s and early part of the Second World War. They are a nicely made pair of boots which are notably of a higher quality than those produced for the rank and file. The stitching is fine which is a common trait of quality footwear from the first half of the 20th Century. A set of seven eyelets is fitted to each boot through which are original period laces which came with the boots. The soles and heels are leather and feature metal studs which are again typical of the era. The sole is marked with the size of 7.
Inside the boots are marked to the insole with the size of 7 along with the 1941 date. This is illustrated in picture 5 although it is slightly hard to see.
The boots are in good condition with some signs of age and wear. Overall they display well as can be seen in the pictures. There is a section of the tongue missing from one boot although this is not visible when they are displayed.
A rare pair of early war boots!