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PostPosted: 23:35 - 23 Aug 2013    Post subject: German Para Boots Reply with quote

I bought a pair of these because I didn't want to shell out bundles on proper bike boots and I have to say, these are the nuts for what you pay for them. Unless you buy them new, they'll be surplus and broken in and they are really sturdy. They have a segment in the heel which allows for extended foot movement which are handy for gear changing and braking and also have a speed lacing arrangement which allows you to get them on almost as fast as if they were zipped. For the money you can't go wrong.

http://www.army-surplus.org.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x650/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/e/german_para_boots_2000_model_grade_1_2.jpg

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PostPosted: 00:01 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet they'd be good for stomping gypsies, Bolsheviks and queers too Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 00:18 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mates used a pair of them for years also, swears by them.

Think he hurt his leg since buying them though, he always goose-steps everywhere now Thinking
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PostPosted: 08:04 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

-Matt- wrote:
My mates used a pair of them for years also, swears by them.

Think he hurt his leg since buying them though, he always goose-steps everywhere now Thinking


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PostPosted: 08:12 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are good for stomping on things Laughing

The only thing is the lack of ankle support that proper bike boots have, but if you don't intend to crash Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 08:14 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I should have added that you get an irristable urge to march into Poland as soon as you put a pair on. That's the only drawback Sad Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 09:29 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of Austrian para boots what is even betterer. Made by Haix. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 09:51 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hetzer wrote:
I have a pair of Austrian para boots what is even betterer. Made by Haix. Thumbs Up





Well they should be better, they're the original Germans, now they're just hipsters.
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PostPosted: 11:54 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have similar ex army boots for work.
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PostPosted: 13:32 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skudd wrote:
I have similar ex army boots for work.


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PostPosted: 18:13 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a pair of Polish paratrooper boots, they were fantastic. One winter I even put screws into the soles the hacksawed the heads off so I could walk on ice. The soles were so tough it didnt damage them at all. I lost them in a move and wish I could get another pair.
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PostPosted: 18:49 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

ONE OF TH4E BIKE MAGAZINES did an article on boots and the german para boots scored as high as many of the sports biker boots only failing on the lack of armour for the ankle bone The abrasion test showed they lasted far longer than aldo/lidl etc bike boots and Though I have never owned a pair if i was going on a long euro tour they would be my boot of choice They will always be water proof .
They are made from Argentinian Leather I believe German Issue Para Boots Mk5 / MK6 Model

These are the current boot that the German Army get issued when serving in the military today. They are also worn by many Special Forces personnel throughout the world due to them being extremely comfortable and very hard wearing. They are made to the highest of standards from very tough wearing leather; they are very comfortable and have a padded collar which offers more comfort and also excellent ankle support.

"We have both the Genuine German Army MK5 and MK6 Para Boots in stock which are manufactured by HAIX. If you do have a preference then please let us know and we will see what the stock availability is."



'nuff said Good Boots
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PostPosted: 18:53 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

ONE OF TH4E BIKE MAGAZINES did an article on boots and the german para boots scored as high as many of the sports biker boots only failing on the lack of armour for the ankle bone The abrasion test showed they lasted far longer than aldo/lidl etc bike boots and Though I have never owned a pair if i was going on a long euro tour they would be my boot of choice They will always be water proof .
They are made from Argentinian Leather I believe

'nuff said Good Boots
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PostPosted: 19:38 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick 50 wrote:
Skudd wrote:
I have similar ex army boots for work.


Are you in the Gestapo?


Family tradition. Although I have turned down entering the Masons.
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PostPosted: 19:49 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Re: German Para Boots Reply with quote

Motorhate wrote:
I bought a pair of these because I didn't want to shell out bundles on proper bike boots and I have to say, these are the nuts for what you pay for them. Unless you buy them new, they'll be surplus and broken in and they are really sturdy. They have a segment in the heel which allows for extended foot movement which are handy for gear changing and braking and also have a speed lacing arrangement which allows you to get them on almost as fast as if they were zipped. For the money you can't go wrong.

http://www.army-surplus.org.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x650/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/e/german_para_boots_2000_model_grade_1_2.jpg

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Fully agree. Brilliant boots for the money (I paid 33 I think). I bought one pair and was so delighted I bought 2 more pairs reckoning the 3 pairs will last me my time motorcycling.

Very comfortable. You can wear them all day AND do a lot of walking in them with no problems. Never had any water leaks - but then I am a fair weather biker whenever possible.

Snod (now the wrong side of 70!)
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PostPosted: 21:27 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a pair of these for about 3 years now. They great do anything boots, taken then up scarfell pike, biked all over britain in them too. Very comfy, could wear them all day long, fairly waterproof too if you give them a good coating of wax, or if you're really giving them a soaking a cheap pair of army seal skinz will do good. Very confidence inspiring and sturdy.

Think theres been posts on these before as i remember mentioning them, and the original plug which made me buy them is on here somewhere
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PostPosted: 23:43 - 24 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of uk navy issue, that where 'borrowed' from them. They get returned and swaped for a new pair when ever they get too worn (the toes/ sides on mine on some corners as they are fairly wide)

Iv never used a different set of boots in my 3 year riding career and doubt I will.

Water proof, compfy and good at cracking gypsie/chav and other wankers skulls.
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PostPosted: 19:40 - 08 Apr 2018    Post subject: Re: German Para Boots Reply with quote

Snodvan wrote:
Motorhate wrote:
I bought a pair of these because I didn't want to shell out bundles on proper bike boots and I have to say, these are the nuts for what you pay for them. Unless you buy them new, they'll be surplus and broken in and they are really sturdy. They have a segment in the heel which allows for extended foot movement which are handy for gear changing and braking and also have a speed lacing arrangement which allows you to get them on almost as fast as if they were zipped. For the money you can't go wrong.

http://www.army-surplus.org.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x650/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/e/german_para_boots_2000_model_grade_1_2.jpg

That is all.


Fully agree. Brilliant boots for the money (I paid 33 I think). I bought one pair and was so delighted I bought 2 more pairs reckoning the 3 pairs will last me my time motorcycling.

Very comfortable. You can wear them all day AND do a lot of walking in them with no problems. Never had any water leaks - but then I am a fair weather biker whenever possible.

Snod (now the wrong side of 70!)


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Snod is now almost the wrong side of 76 - and is dying of lung cancer.
A local dealer will, for a modest fee, handle displaying/ seliing my bike but there are all sorts of extras around the house

I have one pair of these German Para Boots (used - prefer to say broken in) that are in superb condition and finish. Personally I have never worn them because I always wore one of the other pairs I bought at the same time.

Anyone want to make an offer

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PostPosted: 19:44 - 08 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Motorhate wrote:
Yeah I should have added that you get an irristable urge to march into Poland as soon as you put a pair on. That's the only drawback Sad Mr. Green


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PostPosted: 20:02 - 08 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 20:04 - 08 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I offer unconditional surrender.


Sorry to hear of your illness. Not much else I can say really.
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PostPosted: 20:23 - 08 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

suppose half a packet of faggs is of no interest then Sad
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PostPosted: 21:46 - 08 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's terrible how your mortality sneaks up and kicks you in the goolies.

I think I always thought I'd live forever when I was a nipper.

My sympathies Snod, make sure you enjoy every second you have left Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 21:51 - 08 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been using para boots for over a year now. Can't fault them just keep wearing out the soles as they are my work boot as well.
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