You are bidding on a VERY NICE set of WW2 German Luftwaffe Electrically Heated Pst (Heizbare Flieger Pelzstiefel) 4004 E Flight Boots!
Development of protective flight uniforms, equipment and footwear began with the advent of military aircraft in WWI and continued into WW2.
Flight boots were considered an integral part of the flight suit, and the first flight boots developed after WW1 were the fur lined Model PST 3, which were introduced on November 6, 1935. In 1936, the Germans developed an electrically heated flight suit that consisted of a one piece, jacket/pant combination with separate gloves and socks.
On February 16, 1940 the first electrically heated flight boots were introduced to augment the already produced electrically heated flights suits and worked on the same principal with built-in, insulated heating elements that drew their power directly from the aircraft. These electrically heated flight boots were a modification of the earlier Pst 4004, and were designated Pst 4004 E, (Fur Boots 4004 Electric).
Made of brushed suede, leather and rubber, this is a GOOD pair of 100% MATCHING WWII German heated flight boots! They appear to be a size 42 (Size 10-10.5 US), and are in VERY NICE used condition. All the leather is still very supple, however there is some wear, stains, and marks as shown in the photos. The occasional scuff here and there, but still VERY solid! These are a matching set, with an overall height of approx 16″. They both retain the original matching factory labels on the inside, and both zippers feature the manufacture stamp “ZIPP”. One of the zippers will have to be repaired as, as it has torn away slightly from the boot itself on the left side (see photo #10). Snaps are of the “STOCKO”” type.
The interior of the boots are fully lined in natural, white, lamb’s fleece, and the outside features adjustable leather straps at the top, as well as a fit diagonal adjustment on the side. The electrical connectors are 100% intact (usually these were cut out at the end of the war), and the soles are 100% ORIGINAL to this set, with slight wear. Heals are still strong. Some slight corrosion from storage on the metal fittings, but I suspect those could be cleaned up. Captured at the end of the war, my feeling is that due to the lack of wear on the original soles, they were rarely used, and the damage seen was only caused due to improper storage.
Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection, display, or re-enactor!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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