Others, as noted, have also added to the collection.
These first four photos are from a 1941 Star Shoe catalog:
Here's a little history on engineer boots from Jeff in Milwaukee,
who has researched old Sears catalogs at the library. He wrote:
"I checked at the Milwaukee Public Library and found that the first
appearance of engineer boots was around 1938. They were originally
all of the 17 or 18-inch height. It wasn't until later on that the 11-inch boots
were found in the catalogs. Also, during the war years, engineer boots
disappeared from the catalogs. The re-appearance of engineer boots
was announced in the catalog after the war. I remember the page saying
something like, 'Engineer boots are now back and are available again.' "
For more information on the history of engineer boots,
check out this page from the Classic Boots web site.
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