German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers
German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers
German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers
German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers
German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers
German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers
German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers
German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers

German Army Trainer (GAT) Leather Sneakers

Regular price$119.99 USD
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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 24 reviews

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Mondopoint Size

Designer footwear manufacturers and male fashion advisor-nistas hate us. Ivan reveals how you can become fashionable with this one weird item.

That one weird item is Sportschuhe Bw Hallenschuhe weiß, AKA the GAT. These are the German Athletic Trainers produced for the Bundeswehr in the 80s and 90s. No Reproductions here. These are the real deal.

They were designed by either Puma or Adidas, depending on who you ask. Due to the animosity, treachery, and deceit sowed by the deep, bubbling, fraternal hatred between Adi Dassler’s Adidas and brother Rudolf Dassler’s Puma, we’ll probably never know for sure.

Either way, these German-engineered shoes are among the Bundeswehr’s darkest surplus secrets. Although sometimes snubbed by the men and women of the Bundeswehr, the trainers follow a long German tradition of surprisingly chic military attire.

The GAT features a preformed removable and washable insole, lightweight adjustable tongue, secure flat laces, and double-stitched abrasion-resistant suede toe cap. The sole is designed to prevent ankle roll and is non-marking. The exterior is constructed of a smooth, sturdy, probably-cowhide material with a padded reinforced heel cap. Inside you’ll find soft, cozy padding.

It’s basically the Air Jordan (Luft Jerry?) of the Federal German Army. Fashionably militant, and militantly fashionable. What’s not to like?

Specs

  • Genuine Bundeswehr Issue
  • Puma/Adidas design
  • Washable insole
  • Anti-marking sole 
  • White cowhide construction with adjustable tongue & padded heel cap
  • Suede double stitched suede toe cap for abrasion resistance

Sizing

For your convenience, we've translated the original mondopoint sizing to the closest US size equivalents. Our translated sizing will be your "sneaker" fit in brands like Nike, or (obviously) Adidas. This means they'll fit tighter than your equivalent boot size, and it's not a bad idea to go one size up just to be sure. If you have questions about fit, don't hesitate to reach out to customer service via the live chat function or by emailing help@kommandostore.com

 

Condition

Excellent: Sneakers have seen little to no use, and may only have minor scuffs from storage which can be brushed off. No wear to the tread.

Good: Sneakers have seen moderate use, and may have scuffs, creases in the leather, and other minor signs of use. Plenty of tread left.

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Reviewed by Matthew Q., from United States
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US Foot Size
13
Foot Width
Regular
US Size Purchased
13
How It FIts
Perfect
Conditon
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect Condition

Received quickly and in great condition given their age. A quick scrub using sneaker cleaner had them perfect!

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Reviewed by Виктор, from Honduras
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US Foot Size
9
Foot Width
Regular
US Size Purchased
9
How It FIts
A Little Small
Conditon
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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Comfy, a bit more creased than I expected, if possible go for the excellent condition ones. I regret not spending the extra money on those but c'est la vie.

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Reviewed by Matthew C., from United States
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US Foot Size
7.5
Foot Width
Regular
US Size Purchased
7.5
How It FIts
A Little Big
Conditon
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great Shoes for a solid price!

The GAT's I purchased came exactly as described. Pretty much brand new with no wear or tear at all. The leather looked brand new and the bottom sole looks like it hasn't even touched ground yet. The shoes do fit me a little big, but nothing that thicc socks and tightening down the laces can't fix. The inner sole is a little tough but I think after a little of a break in period, they should feel a little less stiff. I've used these shoes for the range and the gym so far, they work great.

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Reviewed by Kyle C., from United States
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US Foot Size
12
Foot Width
Regular
US Size Purchased
12
How It FIts
Perfect
Conditon
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

fashion larp acquired

Came in as described. I ordered "good" and they were definitely beat up. A little bit of TLC got them in pretty decent shape, and i might take to a professional to see if he cam do anything else. Anyway, beautiful shoes, look great and have gotten several complements, outsole was in perfect condition as well.

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Reviewed by Grant B., from United States
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US Foot Size
13
Foot Width
Regular
US Size Purchased
13
How It FIts
A Little Small
Conditon
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very Nice

They were used, but not worn out. Fit well and are just like an Adidas samba. They were a little small at first, but fine once I took out the insole.

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