Luftwaffe/fallschirmjäger footwear in africa

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Luftwaffe/fallschirmjäger footwear in africa

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Hello ppl!
Ï have a question about luftwaffe in africa!
I'm doing an impression for a luftwaffe FJ/flieger officer. It doesent matter cus its going to be an "off-front" impression with just shorts and shirt. But what kind of footwear did they use? and what kind of socks? where can I find this cheap in europe or aisia.

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Junge

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evidence shows a variety of footwear being worn from jump boots to the desert ankle boots.
Socks ? i got pictures of them wearing white socks and the foot wrap

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Would you like to share some pictures please? :)

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i dont have time to go through 1500 photos at this time, but ill go through them tomorow

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o and i advise you to get German paratroopers in north africa by john hodgin and Ramcke brigade

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I admit I'm not too sure about Lufty and Fallschy but Kriegsmarine and standard DAK more often than not wore the knee length brown tropical socks.
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Schäfer.
Do you know anywhere I cand find those?
And the low tropical boots? are there any cheap ones that still look allright?

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cheap ? CHEAP ????

great scotts!!!

No such thing , i prefer to use the term 'reasonably priced' because that can mean anything.

If you want to look right, then pay the price.

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Sof do a pair for £100


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Well since I dont reenact afrika korps I dont need the top notch. I mean look right but the quality doesent have to be 100% :D
I will look for them at beltring instead. now where do I find tropical brown socks?

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alright, you image and your feet.

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well instead you can tell me where to find the things that I asked for or just skip posting posts without any need in the thread.

Of course I want a good impression. But I allready own paratrooper boots and I asked for, yes cheap tropical boots, but from the one I've seen I cant see any big difference in them. And what I meant on finding them on beltring I meant used ones in good quality.

Thank you

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hummern4 wrote:well instead you can tell me where to find the things that I asked for or just skip posting posts without any need in the thread.


I did
Hans Gowert wrote:Sof do a pair for £100

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Yes and I thank you for that.
But for the other post I or anyone else probably dont find any interest in. I've been reenacting since 5 years and I know very well how stupid you look if you wear things that is wrong. But when I meant cheap I didnt mean I want crap or some ddr winterstiefel for my tropical wear.
Now back to topic and my question.
btw, gowert, did FJ wear the fj boots with the tropical socks to shorts? My impression shorts.

thanks
Junge

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yes they did,

i will now go through the pics for you, see u in 30mins :)

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