German M37 Low Boots (Fredericci)

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$290.00
German M37 Low Boots (Fredericci)
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Fredericci Brand (Made In Poland)

New Reproduction M37 Low Boots. These boots are an absolute work of art and are produced by a company that stands behind there product so much that they offer a 2 year limited warranty (details below).

We have been working with Fredericci extensively on these boots for close to a year and we now have a quality boot at an unbelievable price that can not be beat. These boots were made from the ground up by taking apart originals and using them for templates.

The boots are constructed using a 2.5-3mm natural veg tanned cow hide leather with smooth uppers and rough out toes. They are treated with a coat of oil and finished using a coat of PALC grease. The soles/heel are made using a very specific Italian leather that is designed specifically for shoe soles. The soles are impregnated and then machine waxed to seal them up tight.

Just like the originals the uppers and soles are attached using the blake welting method as well as 2 rows of wood pegs. The wood pegs go all the way thru and are not just there for show.
The blake welting method or blake stitch explained; the upper is wrapped around the insole and attached between it and the out-sole. A single stitch attaches everything together. This process allows the sole to be removed when it is worn out or damaged so a new one can be installed.

The bottom of the boots are finished off with reproduction steel heel/toe irons and hobnails, again these were reproduced using originals.

Sizing: The boots are measured in centimeters. We strongly recommend you measure yourself and not just go by the size inside your Nike basketball sneakers.

On a hard surface (not a rug) wearing socks stand on a piece of paper and draw an outline of your foot. Take the outline and measure it from the longest points toe to heel in centimeters. Then add 1.5 to 2 centimeters to that measurement this will give you your size.
Example: If your outline measures 28cm add 1.5cm = 29.5cm

Widths: Sizes 26.5cm-28cm have a 6cm width, sizes 28.5 and above have a 8cm width.

Markings on Upper Explained: Example 29  6  39  229 (the last two numbers don't really mean anything for sizing)
29  insoles measurement in cm
6  width of insole/foot in cm
39  date of production
229  factory number

Break In: These need to be broken in before being used, if you do not do this you will regret it. I play hockey and if you have ever had to break in a pair of skates you know what I am talking about, this is the same principle if you don't do it your feet will hate you for a week or two.

If you want to blacken your boots this should be done before the break in process. (See the Link Below)
Before First Use (YouTube Link)

To break them in first soak them with water and let them sit for a few minutes. Put on whatever socks you might wear when using your boots. After a few minutes the boots should dry out a little so they are not soaking wet put them on. Wear your boots around until they are dry.

Care: You will need to seal them from time to time depending on how much you use them, best thing to use is a type of shoe grease such as Huberd's

NEVER DRY THEM INFRONT OF A FIRE OR WITH A BLOW DRYER ETC. This goes for reenactment campfires as well. After use unlace them and simply let them air dry, if you want to speed up the process you can blow on them a little but you might get a little light headed.

Warning Color: In the Photos you will notice there are some boots that are darker than others. These were made in two batches using the same type of leather but slightly different shades. The quality is the same on all of them. Hopefully in the future this will not be the case anymore but becasue these are essentially hand made one pair at a time things can vary a little.