Project: Build a shoe rack A life-sav­ing span­ner

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - Contents - Alexan­der Ge­orge

Aside from the mod­ern mois­ture-wick­ing in­sole that keeps your feet cool in the sum­mer, Cor­co­ran jump boots are sewn to nearly the same specs as the ones made for World War II para­troop­ers air-drop­ping into France and Ger­many. The thick leather around the toe boxes and in­step is sur­pris­ingly flex­i­ble, mak­ing the boots com­fort­able enough to wear to work. Try the 1500s, which have a flat rub­ber sole in­stead of a lug sole. They’re lighter and much qui­eter. If you swap out the fray-prone stock laces and re­mem­ber to resole them ev­ery few years, your boots may even out­last you. –

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