Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

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Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby General Ignorance » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:20 pm

Can anyone suggest a supplier for new WW1 type toe cap less British ammo boots?

I have tried all the usual routes WPG, SOF etc. They all seem to do them but from size 7. I'm a twinkletoed size 5 1/2 or 6.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Dixie » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:43 pm

Expensive, but one of our guys swears by them.

http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear ... -boot.html


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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Lord Byron » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:07 am

Lennons are simply the best :thumbup: , accept no imitations!


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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby General Ignorance » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:50 am

Unfortunately the £179.00 price tag is a bit above my budget at the moment.

I'm having to look for a more "budget" alternative.

Thanks anyway,

M



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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Miss Costello » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:39 pm

Don't suppose you're anywhere near Bridlington are you? There's a military trader there who always has boots but only in small sizes. I don't think they're expensive. I know what you mean about budgets etc but Lennon's really are the best, if you can find a pair second hand?
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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby General Ignorance » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:31 am

I'm not that far from Brid & could definitely take a trip over there. Can you give me some idea as to where this fellow is?

I will get round to getting some Lennon's sooner or later, but having just spent nearly 2 grand kitting my lad out in his WW1 stuff, I am having to explore more "economical" options for myself.

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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Miss Costello » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:09 pm

I hear you! He does the market there (can't remember what day it runs) and he doesn't always have them on his stall, but if you ask him he'll bring some along. We did have some deck boots in a small size for my oldest boy, but I don't know if the other half sold them. If not, you can certainly have first dibs.

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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby General Ignorance » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:15 pm

Cheers Kate,

In the meantime I may take a trip over to Brid next day off I get.

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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Miss Costello » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:03 pm

Check on market day first, there's one midweek but not sure if there's still a Saturday market.



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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Ne'erdowell » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:51 am

Similar price to Lennon:

http://www.andyburke.co.uk/c20th.htm



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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Lord Byron » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:11 pm

Ne'erdowell wrote:Similar price to Lennon:

http://www.andyburke.co.uk/c20th.htm


Yes, but not right though for various reasons...


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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby 7thLeicesters » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:52 pm

As mentioned, Lennons the best by far - may be expensive but they're worth it, wearing mine for five years and absolutely wonderful, when my feet are on the line I wouldn't want budget boots


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Postby Dixie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:50 pm

I would agree. Cheap boots = sore feet at the end of an event. I have sore feet, work the rest out!


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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Medicus Matt » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:26 pm

Dixie wrote:Expensive, but one of our guys swears by them.

http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear ... -boot.html



Oh thank you very much..now I've had to order a pair of these to quieten the voices in my head....

http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear/178-tan-waxy-leather-sole-boot.html


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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby lucy the tudor » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:59 pm

Oooooh.
*sighs*
boot porn... 8-)


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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby 7thLeicesters » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:00 pm

Their other boots are great too - got myself a pair of these for work and saved my tootsies many a time! http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear ... -boot.html


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Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Postby Calendula » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:25 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:

Oh thank you very much..]


I had to look and found those nice boots and .............. Leather cycle shoes! < swoon > :D




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