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Highslide JS
Mt. Rainier, Washington 1942
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Camp Hale, Colorado 1943
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Riva Ridge, Italy 1945
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These civilian ski boots from the 1940s were described as being "a pair of WW2, US mountain troop ski boots." They are similar to Army ski boots, but they have a number of features that identify them as not being military boots. Most obviously, they are black. Army ski boots were always russet colored leather. No Army ski boots had exterior ankle straps like these boots have. The metal sole protectors cover the entire front of these boots. Army sole protectors consisted of four small metal plates that covered a small section of the sole at the front of the boot. Finally, these boots do not have the rubber padded snow exclusion band around the top of the ankle opening that is standard on all army ski boots.

This 1941 army ski boot was based on the typical civilian of the late 1930s. For more information of the evolution of the U.S. Army ski boot, see the Ski Boot History page.
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