America's WWII: We're All In This Together



World War II saw the introduction of the first "combat boot" as part of a troop's issued uniform. Service shoes were modified with a leather high-top cuff and a one-piece sole and heel made from synthetic or recycled rubber. Boots provided ankle support, foot protection, and a good grip for hazardous environments.

Factoid: Foot care, including good shoes, was very important to every infantry soldier in World War II.