OFFICER’S FALSE BOOTS

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Item Code: 1179-429

A very good condition set of officer’s false boots. These would be worn with shoes, spreading over the top of the shoe to hide the laces and keep out dirt, but imitating the high riding boots privately purchased by officers serving on horseback, even having decorative line of stitching along the contoured top edges and curling floral designs on the face of the knee. They would still serve very well to protect the trouser leg from mud, dirt, horse sweat, and rain, if necessary, but be lighter, more comfortable to wear dismounted, and obviously easy to remove for greater comfort in hot weather, around camp, entering a dwelling, office, etc.

They are made of a good quality medium weight leather with nice finish, about 18” tall, narrowing from about 7.5” at top and then flaring out at the bottom to about the same width. They appear to fasten simply at the sides, top and bottom with a rivetted thin metal flange on one side fitting into a slot on the other, which would be concealed by the overlap of the edges. The bottoms show rivets in place that would have held now missing instep straps to keep them from riding up. The exteriors have a nice, deep brown finish. The interiors show a little dirt and there is some minor wear on the lower edges where they would have rubbed on the shoe. [sr][ph:L]

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