You guys asked, and I (eventually) came through! These are in damn-near unissued condition, and are made of a heavy duty leather with a thick rubber sole. These are some of the most excellent and stylish combat boots I think are on the market today. And the best part? The price for a pair of ALMOST NEW leather boots is about one third of what Chinese-Made leather boots go for in the U.S.
If you're a biker, these are freaking perfect for the look and for protection. These boots should last a long time due to their excellent Austrian craftsmanship. I mean, they were meant to be worn up in the Alps in super rocky and rough terrain and still be able to withstand being worn every day, so yeah, they're built tough.
NOTE: On this last shipment, the ONLY sizes I received were 7 and 7 1/2 US. I know it's small, and I was disappointed, but this is a GREAT opportunity to get your wife or girlfriend a pair of boots that she can wear for years to come. Not to mention she'll probably understand why you like military surplus gear after she throws these babies on. Also, the sole style will vary slightly. Some will have the nails, some will not. They're all built extremely tough, so it seems to just be a couple variations over the years.
I don't think these will last very long, as good military surplus boots sell out pretty quick, so make sure you don't miss out on these, and grab yourself a pair today!
Also, this will be the last time I order this specific kind of boot unless my supplier allows me to pick the size, so bank on this being the last time I'll be carrying these.