*NEW – Vintage KNAPP Officers’ mil-spec. Non-Sparking Deck/Armory Shoes 42.5D
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: All Weather, Derbys, Militaria, Rubber Soled
Vintage KNAPP U. S. Officers’ mil-spec.
Deck/Armory/Magazine Shoes 42.5D
Made to government contract standards, these uniform shoes were originally intended for use in hazardous environments where a nail in a normal shoe could spark against a metal floor and ignite combustible or explosive oil, gas or munitions’ residue. Also intended for better traction in gun batteries or shipboard or in electrical facilities where non-conductivity is essential. These shoes make for extremely secure civilian footwear in, hopefully, far less dangerous circumstances. The corrugated hand-sewn full rubber sole, the durable hard rubber heel and the 360 degree storm welt are ideal for inclement weather while the robust build of the shoes can be counted upon as well off-road as upon pavement. Comfortable, durable, and deceptively rugged for so handsome a shoe. Judging from the cloth lining and labels, these shoes were made for the war effort in the 1940’s but sold as surplus by the manufacturer as late as the 1950s or 1960 to the electrician named on the shipment.
Colour: Dark Brown.
Size Details:US 9.5D.....UK 8.5E……Continental 42.5D, for the medium width foot.
New, never worn, in original shipping carton. Notice in the close-up below that the soles are hand tied.