Are 77 Year Old WW2 Boots BETTER Than Modern Boots? – (CUT IN HALF)

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77 Year Old WW2 Boot Review – In 1943 during WW2 the American forces got a newly revamped uniform that included a much improved leather boot. I’ve always wonder what quality of boots the US forces were wearing during the world war 2 so I bought a pair of actual world war two boots to cut them in half to see what’s inside. I also compare them to the Red Wing Iron Ranger Boots which are known as some of best quality heritage style boots available to see how they stack up against modern boots.

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Time Stamps
0:00 Intro
0:52 Rose Anvil Boots
1:26 Boot Info
2:57 Leather
4:24 Construction
5:25 Midsole
5:49 Outsole
7:14 Cut In Half
8:05 Reveal
9:30 Better Than Red Wing?


  1. This was the vid that introduced me to your channel. Which led to watching more videos on your channel. Then I learned about Nicks, and now I am ordering my second pair of Nicks. I did not know a high quality boot until I took delivery of my Builder Pros. Thanks for the vids. -Bourgeoning boot snob.

  2. In terms of grip, just having a rubber sole was already great. Most other combatants would've been sliding around urban areas on their hobnailed leather soles.

  3. Really Cool video Does anyone know if this is the same boot we provided to the USSR thru lend lease? I know we sent over like six million or more.. I can only imagine it was Hell on the foot breaking these in eh ??

  4. When I was in 2007-2020 USAF we got standard issue boots. They were crap all the way through. Had to buy your own if you wanted comfort. I wore the Rocky Sv2 Sage Green Combat. I would liketo see those cut in half as well.

  5. Cut open vintage redwings vs today's redwings so we can have back then vs now apples to apples comparison! Thanks , I didn't know I was into shoe quality until it start watching your videos. I work industrial construction and always ended up buying redwing after dissatisfied with any other brand I had tried.

  6. Price listed said $178. As of last I checked my hand receipt my issued boots were less than $80.
    It costs twice as much to buy a pair of WWII boots that last longer than 5 minutes.

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