You get what you pay for...June 18 2012 at 1:51 AM
Toine (Login ToineS)
from IP address 22.214.171.124
Response to WPG RAF 1936 Pattern flying boots
These are very reasonable boots for the price. And they look the part; nice black leather, high, fleece lined, v-notch and strap. But that's where the similarities end I'm afraid.
Going from the bottom up, I'd say toe of the boots is alright. Usually these are made too pointy.
The vamp is way off: too square and too long. The saddle stitch isn't there, but we'll have to contend ourselves with the fact that that's a feature we're not going to see any more as it's too costly to produce.
The uppers look high enough, but are way too wide at the top. It looks like a funnel rather than a human calf (narrowing at the top.
The base of the straps are too square and too narrow.
All in all I think the serious collector and reenactor will spot these as being WPG's straight away.
IMHO, you'd do better buying an LL pair; way more costly, but hard to upgrade.
But than again, you get what you pair for!
|This message has been edited by ToineS from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Jun 18, 2012 4:30 AM|