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Second Pattern Filzstiefel
23817282 1 x
A pair of 2nd pattern Filzstiefel[1]
Type: Winter boots
Designation: Filzstiefel
Place of origin: Nazi Germany
Produced: Unknown
Manufacturer(s): Unknown
Material(s): felt, leather
Evolved from: First Pattern Filzstiefel
Evolved into: Unknown
Service
Used by: Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS
Wars: World War II
The Filzstiefel (German for Felt boot) is a felt boot of German origin.[2][3][4][5]

OverviewEdit

The German army did not posses any specialised winter gear when they invaded the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941. However, the experiences of the harsh winter of 1941-42 forced them to develop winter equipment. The felt boots were probably introduced at some point in 1942 as the earliest known photographic evidence of them being used is from december of 1942. These boots were clearly inspired by the Soviet Valenki boots. The Filzstiefel were mainly used on the Eastern Front by all branches of the German armed forces.

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item/23817282#&gid=1&pid=1
  2. http://www.wehrmacht-lexikon.de/heer/bekleidung/winterbekleidung/schuhzeug.php
  3. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=161804&start=15
  4. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Soldat/Bekleidung_Ausrustung.htm
  5. http://www.militariacollectors.network/topic/1903-wh-issue-original-filzstiefel/
  6. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.armchairgeneral.com/wordpress/wp-content/moviereviews/eag/eag5.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.armchairgeneral.com/movies-enemy-at-the-gates.htm&h=736&w=1024&tbnid=pq8x9FGY3uMZIM&tbnh=190&tbnw=265&usg=__maPjibvXG5GRrBb-yJPsez5XXiA=&hl=en&docid=4fZEJURhZO-EXM#h=736&imgrc=pq8x9FGY3uMZIM:&tbnh=190&tbnw=265&w=1024

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