Handcrafted replica of the B5 type boot which was issued by the Army during The Great War. Our boot is copied from an actual surviving pair of originals using the original patterns & knives found in the factory’s archives.
They are made on the correct 2181 square toe wooden lasts that were used here during WWI when William Lennon repaired the boots for the army.
The upper is made from heavy gauge, dark brown oiled ‘rough out’ kip reverse tanned leather that is produced in a local Derbyshire tannery. They have a leather insole, a double leather outsole and a military ring tipped heel. The sole is nailed with the military type flat ‘gripper’ studs.
The soles and heels of the B5 boots will be finished with the full metalwork unless specified in the comments box at time of the order being placed.
Other sole finishes for this style are available – please contact us for information.
These boots are not just look-a-likes they are hard-wearing boots built to perform & produced from the highest quality materials and components.
If you have any queries or would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE TO ORDER – PLEASE ALLOW 12 – 15 WORKING WEEKS FOR DELIVERY.
See this an external review of our World war 1 Replica Boot.