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Are these boots accurate ?

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Are these boots accurate ? Reply with quote

Hello,

In south of France, we've got our traditionnal cow-boys, the "camargue's guardians" They are the keepers of a traditionnal way of life and dressing.

Their boots are natural suede brown or black leather



Are these boots accurate ?
for information : if you need to wear 8" point, the higher of the boot is about 11" 7/16 inside and about 12" 9/16 outside from the ground. They made boots from 2"3/4 to 10"1/4.

If they are accurate, i'm sure you'll be interested to got a LINK to this french shop
This boots are very expensive (about 250 USD) but let me tell you I've got a pair of natural suede since 25 years !
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Accurate? No.

With those stripes up the side, I'm not sure they could be considered acceptable even. I suggest staying away.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thank you, so, I guess this topic can be closed
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are in Europe, visit German eBay (ebay.de) and search for a pair of used "Knobelbecher". The WWII or West German (Bundeswehr) boots are the exact same boots that were used in the movies and since they were manufactured for decades, there are lots of them for sale on line for much lower prices than those French boots.

East German boots were made slightly differently and are considered to be of slightly lower quality but I think they are very much acceptable. The "Seesteifel" variety is made from more supple leather, but otherwise the same pattern as those used by the West German and border patrol. Beware though that sometimes German officer boots (higher, worn by Imperial Officers) are wrongly labled as "Knobelbecher" on eBay.

Most sellers on German eBay want payment through "Überweisung" (Bank transfer) and don't have PayPal. You will need the SWIFT/IBAN codes for the bank. A few years ago there was a EU decree that such bank transfers within the EU must be without cost.

Once you get the boot, you should know that to get the foot down into the boot there is some resistance in the middle (the "knobel" Smile ). Just pull a little harder in the boot straps, and you will get there.

There. That is all I know about these boots. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, if it didn't have that extra stripe going up it, it'd probably be fine. But with it ... you're in a grey area.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you are in Europe, visit German eBay (ebay.de) and search for a pair of used "Knobelbecher". The WWII or West German (Bundeswehr) boots are the exact same boots that were used in the movies and since they were manufactured for decades, there are lots of them for sale on line for much lower prices than those French boots.


I just checked ebay a moment ago here in the States and the one pair available is going for USD $750! Ouch.
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