German soldier iron-heels in good condition

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Original iron-heels made in the Third Reich. Attic storage, stored in oil so as not to rust.

This type of iron heels (thin profile with hidden fastening) was widely used for soldier's shoes.

Price for a couple (set for 1 pair of shoes). The photographs show the condition of the iron-heels, we have quantities of iron-heels in stock. You will receive exactly those that you see in the photo or others in the same condition.

We offer here only 2 sizes of iron-heels:
• No. 17 (dimensions approximately 7x7 cm),
• No. 20 (dimensions approximately 7.5 x 7.5 cm).

The size you need to choose before buying. If any size cannot be selected, then it is not on sale (ended).

What do iron-heels look like after installation?

Iron-heels in this condition can be used for replicas of German shoes. They kept a completely new look. The surface coating of rust may be removed from the affected areas with a rust converter or a drill (although it is absolutely not necessary to remove it).

In the photo above, the iron-heels in this condition are installed on the shoes "as they are" and sanded during finishing the heels. After that sidewall of the heel is painted along the iron-heel.

The heel after grinding and painting is polished with wax.

How to choose the size?

The size of the iron-heels is related to the length and width of the shoe. The number of the iron-heels is a rather arbitrary unit, you do not need to take it very seriously. On the site in the section "collector's guide" there are the following examples of original German shoes:
• size 26½ (approximately 40th European) = iron-heels No. 19,
• size 29½ (approximately 44th European) = iron-heels No. 20,
• size 30 (approximately 45th European) = iron-heels No. 21.

Why are we giving examples only and not compiling a detailed correspondence table? Yes, because the iron-heels were different, and there are exceptions! The following is a comparison of two adjacent sizes.

Comparison of iron-heels of sizes 19 and 20: the difference in length is 1-2 mm (differently on the right and left), the difference in width is 1 mm. When installed on the heel, such small allowance does not matter!

The difference in the dimensions of horseshoes number 17 and 20 is only 5 millimeters, even iron-heels with the same number from different manufacturers differ in size! Why to make a fuss about a couple of millimeters in the length of the heel? When tailoring shoes to order nowadays, a shoe maker usually designs a heel to the size of a iron-heel, given that the heels of German marching boots and boots narrowed downwards, that is, to a iron-heel. Iron-heels 17, 18, 19 are suitable for shoes up to size 43, and 20, 21, 22 - until the size 45.