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Boot hobnails ideal for period British and Australian army boots.  These were common on the ammunition boots (AB's) of WW1 and WW2.  Numerous examples can be found on the internet and most with different patterns.  Hobnailed boots have been used since antiquity for inexpensive durable footwear, often by workmen and the military.  They are boots with hobnails, usually installed in a regular pattern, over the whole sole.  They also usually have an iron horseshoe-shaped insert, called a heel iron, to strengthen the heel and an iron toe-piece. They provide traction on soft or rocky ground, but they tend to slide on smooth hard surfaces

Hobnail Boot
Original boot with hobnails.


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