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    Fake desert boots - made in china !

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    Post by P-E on Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:07 pm

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    I bought this pair some time ago. The description of the seller was not complete enough, and when I received them I realized they are reproductions, made in China ! They have a lighter coloration, "grey" and hard soles, the quality of the material is poor, no label inside or on the sole. And the lace is completely different material.

    So take care, they exist !


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    Post by Shinns on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:16 am


    G'day mate, times have changed for collecting. Yes they are Chinese made but i have worked with Iraqi National Guards who were issued very similar sub quality boots with no makers tags, and saw them again in the Sudan. God only knows if these chinese companies are actually trying to create fakes for the collecting market or simply copying U.S. desert boots cheaply for countries who havn't got big bucks to outfit their soldiers with top shelf kit......Who knows.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:19 am

    Thanks for the tip off and example shown.


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    Post by kriegsmodell on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:10 pm



    Good information PE!


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    Post by Nkomo on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:29 pm

    Shinns wrote:
    G'day mate, times have changed for collecting. Yes they are Chinese made but i have worked with Iraqi National Guards who were issued very similar sub quality boots with no makers tags, and saw them again in the Sudan. God only knows if these chinese companies are actually trying to create fakes for the collecting market or simply copying U.S. desert boots cheaply for countries who havn't got big bucks to outfit their soldiers with top shelf kit......Who knows.

    Cheers, Aj
    Aj,
    I think the latter is the case. Both the Chinese and South Koreans have been known to sell shoddy military equipment to third world nations whose defense budget is small.

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