OK, this should be in the 'My latest Militaria' thread, but I'm really quite pleased with this item and anyhow, we haven't got a 'Jackboot' thread. The Jackboot is so synonymous with the German soldier, along with the 'coal scuttle' helmet and MP40, a veritable symbol of Fascism and aggressive conquest. This one ( No pair ! That's why it was cheap.... ) arrived via a German dealer. It was very dry and dusty, the leather was absolutely 'dead' and badly scuffed. I've spent the whole week laboriously applying saddle soap, hide food and then several layers of high-quality wax. Then some vigorous buffing. I'm pleased with the result. I chose this one because of the condition of the sole. The 'Buna' heel is still there, plenty of hobnails and those little beechwood 'diamonds' in the bridge... One can only imagine the awful, rock-crushing sound of these boots when marching. Anyhow, a nice piece of kit for my collection.