Luftwaffe M37 gaiters – 1943
Eversince 1937, Soldiers in the German army received a pair of Schnürschuhe (lowboots) next to their issue pair of Knobelbecher(Jackboots). They where first only meant as a part of the Drillichanzug(a offwhite uniform for basic training made of linen HBT) but as the war progressed the Schnürschuhe saw action on the front. They where meant to be worn with Gamaschen(Gaiters) to overlap the boots with the trousers.
Markings: —— 1943
Material: Canvas and leather
Notes: This model, bordered with leather on the bottom is said to be pre/early war only but this is not true, as some 1944 dated pairs show.