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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:42 pm 
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Service Number: A07/TQ2.0.12129E1
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I am a member of a Vietnam living history group, and a collector of Vietnam equipment, and ever since seeing the still of Hicks's boot I have suspected something, the Marines do NOT wear Vietnam era boots, this has now been confirmed because on Facebook, Doug produced some pics of his film used boots (pics not used here) and they are actually South Korean repro boots, in the Hicks pic you can see 1, a squarer heel, the genuine boots have a slight curve. 2, a raised area on the insole, genuine are flat, 3, a coarser nylon weave. the other pics I have included here are of a random pair of the South Korean boots that show the differences, it doesn't matter much I guess but this is just for completeness of information

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:44 pm 
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Location: Virginia
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When this topic first popped up, I began a 3 year search for Repro boots with the Vabrim soles. Almost all the repros have the panama soles.

Finally found these and keep them in a display with my gear (the ones I wear at events are real deal, because you know, actual comfort).
I don't know if they are south korean, but I know it took a loooooonng time to find them. No marking or branding of any kind.

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Location: Active duty: USS Catalpa
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Here the whole time I thought I had genuine boots, now I may have knock offs! :(

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:46 pm 

Location: Wellywood, New Zealand.
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Hmm, I'd not be surprised if it was a mix of genuine & repros across the squad ... all depends on what was available at the time. The wardrobe guys wouldn't have been too fussed (on this detail), I don't think.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:05 pm 
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I'm not following in the pics but that's nothing new
these have Vibram soles and are allegedly 1967 dated, are you saying the leather heel cup in the back is too curved?

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