[Central European Master Series] *Vintage – Mid-century DAVOS Swiss Army Officer’s “Goiser” Field Boot: 43-43.5 C/D/E (US 10C/D/E)
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: All Weather, Boots/Stiefel, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Militaria, Rubber Soled
DAVOS Swiss Army Officer’s “Goiser” Field Boot
Named after the town of Davos in the Swiss Alps, a ski resort famed for The Glacier Express, a scenic train ride that connects it to the Matterhorn, and more recently known as the conference center that hosts the annual World Economic Forum.
The boots shown here is closest in style to what we think of as an Engineer boot, the 19th Century boots worn by Civil Engineers, Canal and Railroad workers. It is distinguished by lacing beginning very near the toe, allowing considerable latitude in adjusting the width. With 13-eyelets, full gusseted tongue, padded ankle, and high-profile Commando style soles, it is hard to imagine a more robust all-weather, all terrain boot or as comfortable a one. But do read on!
There is one final characteristic which elevates this boot above almost all others, the “Goiser” welt. A close look at the welt reveals not only an additional 360 degree split reverse welt (storm welt) but a second row of stitching above the Goodyear welt; this is the last word in water-proofing, the true Norwegian or “Goiser” welt. (The name is taken from Bad Goisern where this welting technique, painstakingly done by hand, is said to have originated in antiquity.)
Size Details:Continental 43-43.5.........US 10.......UK 9, width adjustable from C to EE.
Excellent overall. heels showing modest wear, soles almost none, and uppers near new.