WWII U.S. ARMY 3-Strap Cavalry Boot, Dated Feb. 10, 1941:US 10.5D (44D)
€650.00VENDU à Monsieur M. S., Riedisheim
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: All Weather, Boots/Stiefel, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys
Dated Feb. 10, 1941
United States Army
3-Strap Cavalry Boot
The Cap-Toe 3-Strap Field Boot was originally designed for the U.S Cavalry and Constabulary Forces. The earliest appearance of this type of boot seems to be in the late 1930s, (although I would appreciate any more detailed information from my knowledgeable collector clients). This was not long before the horse cavalry was to be replaced by mechanized transport. The boot remained in use throughout the war and for some years after and in modern times has been adopted by the civilian rider on both sides of the Atlantic as an attractive and practical variation of the field boot. Indeed the Cavalry Boot takes the practicality of the adjustable lacing of the Field Boot one step further with a fully adjustable leg that accommodates seasonal changes in clothing and will fit a pair of jeans as well as riding breeches.
This is the boot favored by General George Patton and seen in the famous photos of General Douglas MacArthur and worn by his staff officers at the liberation of the Philippines.
Size Details:US 10.5D......UK 9.5E......Continental 44D, for the medium width foot.
Well worn but infinitely serviceable; I have left them unpolished for originality but they should take to polish beautifully.