Vintage M1948 US Army Korean War Leather Men's Combat Military Boots 8.5 D (Brown)
After WWII on Dec 1948 the U.S. Army standardized on a new boot design "Boots, Service, Combat, Russet". They were meant to replace the M43 double buckle boots and look very similar to the paratrooper's jump boot of WWII. The M1948 boot differed from the paratrooper boot in that it was dated and had contractor information stamped inside. The heals were squared while most examples of the jump boot were beveled. Another main difference between the M1948 boot and WWII jump boot is that the latter has rubber half sole and leather mid-sole while the M1948 boot has a full rubber sole.
These specific boots are "Un-Issued" are dated 1950. Immaculate condition for being 64 years old. The Horsehide Leather is still waxy and supple as they would have rolled off the line in 1950. It is very Rare to find boots of this era in this condition.
U.S. ARMY Vintage
M1948 Cap Toe, Good Year Soles & Square Heels, Brass Tacks