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Boots

Accession Number

420.2008.1

Object Name

Boots

Created

20/11/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

20/11/2008

Brief Description

Black leather ski/march boots. Rubber soles. Metal eyelets and black laces. Meshed nylon insoles.

Materials

leather, rubber, metal, nylon

Dimensions

33(l) x 12(w) x 15.5(h) cms.

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

On sole " SKEESOL" and inside an ellipse " ITSHIDE MADE IN ENGLAND " Also " N.Z. REGD. 670B REGD DESIGN 859350 43-44 "

Colour

black

Maker

Itshide

Object Production Place

England

Provenance

These are a pair of military boots that rejoiced in the title 'Boots Ski/March' since you were supposed to be able to do both in them, the squared toes being designed to fit into ski bindings. Either way they gave the wearer blisters and were not very popular as a result. The various numbers on the sole refer to a design code and probably a government contract code with the '1983' bit the most likely date of manufacture.
This type of boot was used by units of Royal Marine Commandos in North Norway in the 1980's. They were part of the NATO Forces who trained in Arctic Warfare to counter the perceived threat from Russia in The Cold War.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

20/11/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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