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Austrian M59 Alpine Boots with Speed Lacing
Austrian M59 Alpine Boots with Speed Lacing
Austrian M59 Alpine Boots with Speed Lacing
Austrian M59 Alpine Boots with Speed Lacing
Austrian M59 Alpine Boots with Speed Lacing
Austrian M59 Alpine Boots with Speed Lacing

Specs

  • Hook Grommets
  • 2mm thick leather, full grain cowhide
  • Double layered leather foot liner and ankle support pads
  • Full gusseted tongue
  • 10”-11” tall covering and supporting the entire ankle
  • Reinforced toe cap
  • Square toe may have metal rail supports for use with old-school cross country skis.
  • 12 rows of hook style speed lacing grommets

Recommended Aesthetic and Functional Practices

Breaking In Your Boots

Generally speaking, these Austrian boots have already seen some use. This does mean that the leather is not as stiff as new boots, but a breaking in period is still recommended.

To break in your boots, wear them as often as possible over a one to two week period of regular activity (think grocery store trips, not hiking trips or guerrilla warfare). Use good, full length wool socks, and take note if you feel any ""hot spots"" while walking around. Friction between your foot and the boot causes blisters, and breaking in your boots should help with this.

If hot spots persist, silk or synthetic ""liner socks"" (worn under your wool ones) are a cheap and easy way to protect your feet. They are freely available at most outdoors stores.

    Blousing and Tucking Your Trousers

    If you are not going to tuck in your trousers when you tie your boots and you are wearing baggy pants, we recommend investing in elastic blousing garters / ""boot bands"".

    It will look cleaner and keep your trouser cuffs out of the way.

    Sizing

    Walk into any store that sells shoes and ask to have both your feet measured. If you plan to wear your boots with a thick insole and medium/thick socks, buy one size bigger.

    For those with wide feet, you should follow your general style of fitting into normal shoes.

    Exchanges & Warranty

    If your size doesn't fit you correctly, please contact us within 30 days. The entire cost of your first exchange will be covered by KommandoStore, including postage to and from your CONUS address.

    Condition Guide

    Like-New

    • The item has been used, but remains in like-new condition. Suitable for discerning collectors and for use as a high quality master reference.

    Excellent 

    • Some small decernable signs of being used that would rule out "like new" condition. Otherwise perfect functional and aesthetic condition.
    • Signs of use may include subtle internal/external markings, such as rank, unit, or soldier serial number.

    Great

    • Perfect functional condition with only minor cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use---lightly used and well cared for.
    • The item may show more noticeable internal/external writing, such as rank, serial numbers, etc.

    Good

    • Clear cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised functionality. Essentially, normal equipment used within normal parameters.
    • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.

    Serviceable 

    • More significant cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised functionality. Serviceable items have a rougher aesthetic condition but are unequivocally field-ready.
    • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.

    Battle-Damaged 

    • Significant cosmetic blemishes, abrasion, or other signs of use that have compromised functionality in some way. We have higher standards here---most battle-damaged items can be easily repaired with a new buckle, minor sewing, etc.
    • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.

    Austrian M59 Alpine Boots with Speed Lacing

    Rated 4.8 out of 5
    13 Reviews
    Regular price
    $64.99
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    $64.99
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    Specs

    • Hook Grommets
    • 2mm thick leather, full grain cowhide
    • Double layered leather foot liner and ankle support pads
    • Full gusseted tongue
    • 10”-11” tall covering and supporting the entire ankle
    • Reinforced toe cap
    • Square toe may have metal rail supports for use with old-school cross country skis.
    • 12 rows of hook style speed lacing grommets

    Recommended Aesthetic and Functional Practices

    Breaking In Your Boots

    Generally speaking, these Austrian boots have already seen some use. This does mean that the leather is not as stiff as new boots, but a breaking in period is still recommended.

    To break in your boots, wear them as often as possible over a one to two week period of regular activity (think grocery store trips, not hiking trips or guerrilla warfare). Use good, full length wool socks, and take note if you feel any ""hot spots"" while walking around. Friction between your foot and the boot causes blisters, and breaking in your boots should help with this.

    If hot spots persist, silk or synthetic ""liner socks"" (worn under your wool ones) are a cheap and easy way to protect your feet. They are freely available at most outdoors stores.

      Blousing and Tucking Your Trousers

      If you are not going to tuck in your trousers when you tie your boots and you are wearing baggy pants, we recommend investing in elastic blousing garters / ""boot bands"".

      It will look cleaner and keep your trouser cuffs out of the way.

      Sizing

      Walk into any store that sells shoes and ask to have both your feet measured. If you plan to wear your boots with a thick insole and medium/thick socks, buy one size bigger.

      For those with wide feet, you should follow your general style of fitting into normal shoes.

      Exchanges & Warranty

      If your size doesn't fit you correctly, please contact us within 30 days. The entire cost of your first exchange will be covered by KommandoStore, including postage to and from your CONUS address.

      Condition Guide

      Like-New

      • The item has been used, but remains in like-new condition. Suitable for discerning collectors and for use as a high quality master reference.

      Excellent 

      • Some small decernable signs of being used that would rule out "like new" condition. Otherwise perfect functional and aesthetic condition.
      • Signs of use may include subtle internal/external markings, such as rank, unit, or soldier serial number.

      Great

      • Perfect functional condition with only minor cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use---lightly used and well cared for.
      • The item may show more noticeable internal/external writing, such as rank, serial numbers, etc.

      Good

      • Clear cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised functionality. Essentially, normal equipment used within normal parameters.
      • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.

      Serviceable 

      • More significant cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised functionality. Serviceable items have a rougher aesthetic condition but are unequivocally field-ready.
      • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.

      Battle-Damaged 

      • Significant cosmetic blemishes, abrasion, or other signs of use that have compromised functionality in some way. We have higher standards here---most battle-damaged items can be easily repaired with a new buckle, minor sewing, etc.
      • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.
      average rating 4.8 out of 5
      Based on 13 reviews
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      100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
      Sizing
      Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
      Performance
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Customer photos and videos
      13 Reviews
      Reviewed by Joshua K., from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      US Foot Size
      11
      Foot Width
      Extra Wide
      US Size Purchased
      11
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Nice boots

      Very comfy and a pleasure to wear

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      Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
      Performance
      Rated 4 out of 5
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      Reviewed by N, from United States
      Verified Reviewer
      I recommend this product
      US Foot Size
      9.5
      Foot Width
      Regular
      US Size Purchased
      10
      How It Fits
      Perfect
      Conditon
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Very Nice

      Works well trekking through all sorts of shit: mountain ranges, rooftops, alleyways, the NYC subway system. Pretty durable, they resist water, sludge and sharp metal objects. Recommended highly for Appalachian and urban use.

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      Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
      Performance
      Rated 4 out of 5
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      Reviewed by Charles P., from United States
      I recommend this product
      US Foot Size
      10
      Foot Width
      Narrow
      US Size Purchased
      10
      How It Fits
      Perfect
      Conditon
      As Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Sturdy, Good-Looking Boots

      These boots are pretty chunky compared to other boots I've worn. The liner on the lower half of the boot means you get useful ankle padding and support. The thick leather throughout the construction of the boot is plenty, and I don't find I miss the full liner because of it. Bear in mind that the triple layer sole is tall and you'll be at least an inch taller wearing these.

      Insoles are recommended, as the included leather insole doesn't provide adequate cushioning.

      New laces are advised, as I find the included laces to be short for speed lacing.

      Since these are upgrades that should be made to every pair of boots you buy, I don't consider these significant shortfalls anyway.

      I purchased them in "Great" condition, and they arrived with some superficial scuffs, not to be unexpected from an old boot, and are otherwise perfectly serviceable. You're getting your money's worth.

      I normally wear size US 10, and I ordered a pair in EUR 43. They fit to size and so if you want to be able to wear thick socks comfortably you would do well to size up.

      Note: Like the other reviewer, my boots have a grommet hole on the interior side of both boots located roughly an inch from the top. This discrepancy leads me to believe that the hole's purpose is to mark boots for surplus. Not sure if all boots sold here have that marking though, so your mileage may vary.

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      Sizing
      Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
      Performance
      Rated 4 out of 5
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      Reviewed by Nick, from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      US Foot Size
      13
      Foot Width
      Regular
      US Size Purchased
      13
      How It Fits
      Perfect
      Conditon
      As Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      My gateway drug into the world of Austrian boots.

      These are beefy boots for beefy bois and gals. The pair I ordered had some superficial scuffs and scratches and there's X markings on the toe box, which I assume is Austria's way of designating stock to sell off as surplus. My pair also has a square sole which makes it look a bit more thicker than it actually is.

      Here's a few of things you should know before you order a pair:

      - Give these boots a good old oil-up. Mine were stiff at first, but breaking them in and oiling them up helped.

      - You might need new laces. I ending up buying laces that are long enough for proper speed-lacing (however in the photo I tied them in a bow-knot and tucked them in like a noob. I got gud at speed-lacing since then),

      - GET AN INSOLE! The footbed of these things are rock-solid and not very comfortable.

      I tested these boots over the course of casual wildlife photography outings (birdwatching is serious business and I don't want my sneakers to get beat up. I'm weird like that) and a trip to the local zoo before the COVID-19 pandemic ruined everything and they help up well. The turtles at my university seem to like them, but maybe that's because I spoil them with carrots, fruit and chicken. I miss my little reptile friends.

      Now contemplating on getting the ranger boots or wait for the paratrooper boots to get back in stock.

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      Sizing
      Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
      Performance
      Rated 5 out of 5
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      Reviewed by R. B., from United States
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      US Foot Size
      11
      Foot Width
      Wide
      US Size Purchased
      11.5
      How It Fits
      Perfect
      Conditon
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Is good boots

      Fantastic quality for the price they should hold up to plenty of abuse inna mountains. I ordered the "great" quality and the only thing I felt they needed before wearing them out on a hike was to replace the worn out boot laces.

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      Sizing
      Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
      Performance
      Rated 4 out of 5
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