Desert Boots 1980s style - Where can I get some ?

#1
Does anybody know of any UK retailer or web based shopping site that sells the Desert Wellies with no eyelets that are a very soft suede and a low ankle style boot ? Any steerage or info would be most grateful. Many thanks indeed.
 
#3
Laced up with para cord?

msr
 
#5
Yes they were the first ever Multi Role Weapon we ever had. If my mind serves me correctly the last pair I bought were in about 1989 from a high street retailer. They were made in Poland as far as I can remember. I think they wore out and my wife finally thru them out in about 1994. By that stage the tongue was as thin as greasproof paper and the soles had no grip and were about 0.5mm thick. They felt like carpet slippers and I adored them. There must be a massive entrepreneurial opportunity for someone to buy these in and shift them online to us who are a wee bit longer in the tooth ?
 
#7
my last pair were buried with full honours next to the goldfish, gerbil, hamster and near where the missus is heading
 
#8
58_Pattern said:
Yes they were the first ever Multi Role Weapon we ever had. If my mind serves me correctly the last pair I bought were in about 1989 from a high street retailer. They were made in Poland as far as I can remember. I think they wore out and my wife finally thru them out in about 1994. By that stage the tongue was as thin as greasproof paper and the soles had no grip and were about 0.5mm thick. They felt like carpet slippers and I adored them. There must be a massive entrepreneurial opportunity for someone to buy these in and shift them online to us who are a wee bit longer in the tooth ?
Snap!

I'm covered in crap now from crawling through the attic, the ex-mrs must have binned them...

msr
 
#11
Hey SKJOLD & Perevodchik many thanks indeed for your help. You have put a smile on my face and I am now going to celebrate with Chardonnay avec Dim Sum. You have made my friday night (well almost). Once again it's tremendous to see this site populated with like minded folk. Best regards indeed. CJA
 
#12
Christopher Shoes also have a wonderful, old fashioned shop in North End, Portsmouth with monkey boots and doc martens and those nice booties that old women wear.

The shop is fabulous.
 
#13
Loved item M679B - ive ordered 2 pairs and 6 pairs of white socks - what the well dressed dude will be wearing with kahki shorts, bumb bag, t shirt and knotted hankie on his head this year - ill have to knock the birds away with a sh1tty stick
 
#15
Fantastic... mine went up in smoke on my last garden burn up... they had well and truely gone. Have placed order much the the Frau's delight. Must now go out on the urine to brake em in propper.
 
#16
Thats right. I think this may be a retro comeback for Dessies. All it takes is someone sporty or famous to be spotted and they will become a 'must have' fashion item. I could see Rooney in them with 12 pints of Cider inside him trying to place a kebab order at 0230hrs & Colleen outside with her wee cheesy chip. Actually no becuase Dessies would then be worn by Walts with their own multicoloured underwater rescue airborne survival sf paracord and strut their stuff as they do CQB in Tescos doing the weekly shop with the good lady.
 
#18
Your local branch of stead and simpsons flog them as well - £12-99 a pari - i wear black ones for work - like a pair of slippers
 
#19
Have a look on the SCOC disc... last time i was "surfing" they were on there. Try Boots desert chuka. If you have a friendly storeman try your luck, i dont know if they are still same but chuka refers to ankle boots
 
#20
Chuffed to bits :D :D just bought a new pair this week from Goulds army surplace store in Plymouth,£18.99 , misses tought Iwas mad when I said they need swamping on :lol: fekin hate the new virgin dessie look though ,
 

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