I am sorry that I apparently did not notice your question, so this is going to be a very late reply on that.Tommy R wrote: ↑11 Dec 2018 20:18Great update as usual!
On the subject on uniforms and especially boots; are there any numbers or more information on the Laplander boots?
How many was issued and how were they issued, to specific units or spread out randomly?
I guess they were made by different local manufacturers and then probably sent to some central warehouse for redistribution, or were they issued to troops locally?
Unfortunately I have not seen any numbers or additional information about Laplander boots or any other specific boot type. The statistics that I have found have just "boots" or "footwear" listed, no specific boot types. What little I can tell is that apparently Finnish Army issued Laplander boots as ski boots at least since 1920's, although not necessarily the exact type of boots shown in Seppo's post.
You may want to check photo number 84101 (small version below) from SA-kuva.fi online photo archive. It shows large pile of ski boots returned by soldiers of 14th Division in April of 1942 (presumably in exchange of standard jackboot-type boots for summer). Notice that these ski boots are Laplander-type boots, but seem to be mostly a laced short boot version and often partilly made from felt instead of being all-leather. What is generally known, while Finnish Army had several ski bindings designs in its use during World War 2, the standard ski bindings in its use was mäystin - basically a wide leather strap going over sole of a shoe - which required upward turned tip of boot for it to stay on.
It is practically certain that not all Laplander-type boots were issued. They were generally the best winter boots available at the time, so soldiers probably took a lot of their own Laplander-type boots into war.