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Margelovskie Boot
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A pair of Margelovskie boots manufactured in 1989[1]
Type: Combat boot
Designation: Маргеловские[2]
Place of origin: USSR
Produced: 1967 - early 1990s
Manufacturer(s):  ?
Material(s): yuft
Evolved from:  ?
Evolved into:  ?
Service
Used by: Soviet Armed Forces, Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces[3]
Wars: Soviet–Afghan War[4]
The Margelovskie Boot is a combat boot of Soviet origin.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22]

OverviewEdit

Prior to the 1960s, the Soviet army used the World War II era M38 ankle boots and sapogi. However, it appears that modernized combat boot style footwear was introduced in the 1960s.

Information on the Soviet combat boots is scarce particularly because of the absence of documentation on the various models. This makes it difficult to trace the release of footwear models by year and every modification they underwent. There are also many models with minor differences which could be designated differently.

The most general definition of the Soviet boots is given by GOST as following:

Обувь из юфти для военнослужащих (Yuft footwear for servicemen)

  • Обувь должна изготовляться следующих видов: сапоги, полусапоги, ботинки гвоздевого, гвоздеклеевого и литьевого метода крепления.
  • Некоторые образцы выпускались по ТУ "Ботинки юфтевые солдатские с удлинёнными берцами".

VariantsEdit

EarlyEdit

The yuft boots with extended shaft (Ботинки юфтевые с удлинёнными берцами) commonly known as "Margelovskie" (Маргеловские) boots.

The Magelovskie Boot is considered to be one of the first modern type combat boots introduced to the Soviet armed forces. According to paperwork it was introduced in 1967. The boot is made of yuft material and has ten lace holes. It can be easily distinguished by its various seams, especially the one on the toecap. The early model has the classic Soviet style sole pattern.

The boots became known as Margelovskie, apparently in reference to Vasily Margelov a Soviet general of the VDV from 1961–1979 famous for the modernization of the VDV in this period. They were used by Spetsnaz forces (army and navy) and VDV officers.[23] The early version Margelovskie boots were utilized in the Soviet–Afghan War.

This earlier version with the early Soviet sole pattern was produced at least until 1991 as evidenced by surviving examples, although a new version with few significant changes such as a new sole pattern was introduced in 1989.

LateEdit

UkrainianEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://gearguide.ru/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1811
  2. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744653&page=2
  3. http://www.red-alliance.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=57178682856923535479383426927c0e&topic=10532.msg281690#msg281690
  4. http://lightpeet.livejournal.com/26801.html
  5. http://www.red-alliance.net/forum/index.php?topic=12232.0
  6. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Russian-Soviet-Afghanistan-Soldier-Combat-Boots-43-Army-Uniform-USSR-/201349389934?nma=true&si=HbrGxdDSvlCGwIHQGjvXOMm9AyE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  7. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Soviet-Army-Soldier-Boots-/131563348878?hash=item1ea1c9638e&nma=true&si=psu82v2MOdVSj4Ash%252Bw9E7i31J8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  8. https://rus.mil.pl/forum/discussion/438/1/desanty-sapogi-czyli-po-prostu-buty/
  9. http://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/373/1704358.html
  10. http://www.warstage.ru/index.php?m=1&e=3&t=1&s=2&id=11628
  11. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Soviet-Russian-Army-boots-Spetsnaz-Afghanistan-Airsoft-/252560760064?hash=item3acdcb5d00%3Ag%3AqPIAAOSwM4xXYoUx
  12. http://la-guerre-en-image.forumactif.org/t130-soldats-sovietiques
  13. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALE-Soviet-Jump-Boots-Jackboots-Afghanistan-Russian-Army-Military-sz-40/282125913708?rt=nc&_soffid=200&_soffType=SaleAndClearence&_trksid=p5731.m3795
  14. http://www.sovietmilitarystuff.com/tactical-russian-boots/sale-russian-army-classic-leather-boots-t-1.html
  15. http://guns.allzip.org/topic/114/300176.html
  16. http://www.red-alliance.net/forum/index.php?topic=17182.msg265883#msg265883
  17. http://www.collectiblesforeverythingnow.com/collectible-comic/soviet-spetsnaz.html
  18. https://forum.guns.ru/forum_light_message/114/1363429.html
  19. https://forum.ww2.ru/index.php?showtopic=1331712
  20. http://newauction.ru/offer/botinki_bercy_kozhanye_novye_sssr_razmer_34_217-i20671240106374.html#1
  21. http://guns.allzip.org/topic/114/988208.html
  22. http://guns.allzip.org/topic/114/1072554.html
  23. http://airsoft.ua/archive/index.php?t-3655.html
  24. http://desantura.ru/forum/forum40/topic8789/
  25. http://picclick.ca/Russian-army-boots-VDV-Spetsnaz-GRU-SOBR-OMON-162169333500.html
  26. http://militaryauction.org/s/soviet-airborne