The Germans introduced the felt and leather winter boots (Winterstiefel) after the invasion of Russia, and the standard leather marching boots didn’t provide enough warmth in the freezing temperatures of the Russian winter. The additional warmth provided by the winter boots made them popular with the troops.
Issued in September for winter usage, they would then be returned in April to the clothing depots for repair.
The boots are in overall a good condition. Manufactured from leather and grey felt, with light toning from age and usage. A nice original pair in good used condition.