German Name for this Officer's Boot

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German Name for this Officer's Boot

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 30 Dec 2021 13:39

Hi, does someone know the correct German name for this kind of boot, with some opening in the front?
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Re: German Name for this Officer's Boot

Post by Helmut0815 » 30 Dec 2021 14:30

Well I would say these are not boots but leather gaiters, in German Lederstulpen or Stiefelschäfte, worn over short boots or shoes, see here.


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Re: German Name for this Officer's Boot

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 30 Dec 2021 17:24

Thank you Helmut

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Re: German Name for this Officer's Boot

Post by HPL2008 » 31 Dec 2021 12:12

What Helmut said.

Another term for these is Ledergamaschen [leather gaiters]. This is also how they were designated in the catalog of the Heeres-Kleiderkasse (where four different models priced from 12 to 24 Reichmark a pair were available).

Officers could wear them with breeches or boot-cut trousers instead of high boots. They were not very common, but some officers (usually, older ones) preferred them.

Also, NCOs and other ranks could wear the leather gaiters with the Reichswehr's leather driving suit and, optionally, for off-duty motorcycling.

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Re: German Name for this Officer's Boot

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Dec 2021 12:28

„Im Leben gibt’s die Bösen und die Guten. Und die dazwischen, das sind die Bagaluten.“

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Re: German Name for this Officer's Boot

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 31 Dec 2021 15:57

Thank you guys

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