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Vietnam Jungle Boots US Army circa 1960's! From Goodwill $10.00 and my size!

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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello! Vietnam boots from Goodwill, great buy! NEW, I think! High Tech! haha Steel plate in bottom for protection from Punji Stakes, (see 4th photo), Canvas sides for faster drying after walking in Rice Patties or rain. ALSO see brass squirt holes in 2nd photo! if in water it would squirt out after finished walking through. Last photo is enemy making punji stakes! I heard they would put feces etc. to cause infection?! I do not know but even with steel plates in bottom you could get stuck in side of leg. They would put in hole and then camouflage the hole. Pardon my spelling! Many of us left boots on night and day, never know when you have to run!


  1. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
    They look just like the ones I wore at my wedding. LoL j/k
  2. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Really! If I ever marry again, maybe I will wear these!! XXXOOO
  3. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    No I will for sure!
  4. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 4 years ago
    I had a pair of those in the Army - they might still be someplace around here.
  5. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    I came home from Japan in pajamas! Lost my clothes! On Hosp. Plane to Travis!
  6. jonima jonima, 4 years ago
    Loved these boots, even though there wasn't much padding in them. There was just something comfortable about them. They were still issuing these into the 1990s. I still have mine somewhere.
  7. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thanks jonima, they were comfortable, really worked perfectly, and many army items did not! Thanks Phil!
  8. battlegear battlegear, 3 years ago
    Vietnam Jungle boots make excellent hiking / outdoors footwear
    I found a pair in my size at Goodwill too, but mine have the Panama soles, and they were like new condition for $10
  9. toracat toracat, 3 years ago
    thanks love mine
  10. Icollecttoomuchsurplus, 1 year ago
    I collect a lot of military boots, and i hate to say this but those are reproductions. Not too say there not a good find, i had repros just like those i loved for at least 8 months. Real vietnam boots will have
    Vertical seam (about 1cm long) running vertical up the heel
    Slightly different "Vibram" sole pattern
    Different drainage vents
    Brand name stamped on sole(Genesco, Bata, Endicott-Johnson, C.I.C., etc)
    Date stamped on outside of tongue, or inside of top nylon strap(mine say "9 N DJ 6-67 SPIKE PROTECTIVE")
    No plastic "aglets" on laces
    Vulcanized, direct-moulded rubber sole
    Whats your size though? Someone is selling authentic ones on ebay for 40$ in a few sizes? Theyll be a lot better quality, ive had mine for 2 years. There my everyday boots too.
  11. Icollecttoomuchsurplus, 1 year ago
    Heres the ones i bought, details slightly different sole

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