German Para Boot
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German Para Boot

£50.00     Product Ref: 00200.   Military Issue - UsedMilitary Issue - Used
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Further Information
Further Information
  • Genuine issue from German army
  • Soft durable leather for extra comfort
  • Anti static, slip resistant soles
  • Water resistant
  • Great ankle support
  • Hard wearing
  • Highly breathable
  • Achilles flex panel
  • Approximate weight of a pair of size 8.5 is 1900g
German para boots are arguably the best and most sought-after footwear in used condition. The Germans are renowned for their build quality and their boots live up to their reputation.
Made from high quality supple leather, these boots offer great levels of comfort, durability and breathability. The soles offer high levels of grip, while having anti static and oil resistant properties. The tongue is sewn in which limits movement and also keeps sand and dirt out of the boot.
Whilst not fully waterproof, these boots are highly water resistant and your feet should stay dry in most conditions. Other features include reinforced heel and toe areas, as well as an Achilles flex panel which aids in natural movement.
Any general military issue boot is built to withstand tough conditions, but the para boot excels. It is very popular today with motorcyclists as a comfortable, stylish boot that resists wear from gear shifting and offers high levels of warmth when coupled with thick socks. Fashionable and practical, this boot can be used for walking/hiking, field use, at work or for casual day to day use.
The exact design may vary slightly from that pictured as we hold stock of various different models, in particular the sole may be stitched or moulded. All are subject to availability. The boots at the smaller end of the size range do come up quite large.
Read the German army para boots product review.
Mondopoint sizes can be seen on our conversion chart.
Q & A's
Q & A's
Q: What condition are they in? The photos show unused boots.
A: They are in a variety of conditions - we don't guarantee cosmetic appearance just that they are undamaged and still wearable. The photos are actually of a used pair - you can see some dirt on the sole!
Q: are these boots thick sole or thin like the pic.
A: As they are used, the soles will have different amounts of wear, but most will have a good amount of tread left on them.
Q: please could u tell me how wide these boots are at the widest part.
A: On average the approx width measurement is coming up at 4.5 inches or 11cm
Q: does the german para boot follow the british sizes? does the size 7.5 be size 8 1/2 in the u.s. size?
A: The boots are actually sized in the German mondopoint scale, and we convert to UK sizes which are indeed one less than the US equivalents.
Q: are these boots new or used???
A: They are used.
Q: How well are these boots sized?, being European are they slightly smaller or larger than British sized footwear, or the same?
A: These are originally sized on the European Mondopoint scale, and we then convert to the nearest approximate UK size.
Q: Would these boots be suitable for trekking on hills & moorland - how waterproof are they etc?
A: They would be suitable for this use as they have good ankle support. They are water repellant but not fully waterproof. You may consider using them with a goretex boot liner.
Q: This product is it steel toe?
A: No.
Q: Do you surply the complete soles for this product?
A: If you mean do they come with soles, then yes. If you mean do we sell the soles separately, then no.
Q: Any ideas whether these are lighter or heavier than the current issue brit boots?
A: For size 8's, German Para boots weigh 1.98kg, and British Assault boots weigh 1.54kg.
Reviews (any views expressed are solely those of the reviewer)
Reviews
Move over DM'S
Quite frankly the best boots I've ever bought. You won't look at another boot once you've bought a pair of these. A bargain buy
Pros: Great grip , warm , stay dry
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Alan in Reading

Superb bargain
Got these boots today and I'm so impressed, thick leather and good padding. not a lot of wear on the soles.
Pros: Just so well made
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Chris in Manchester

Fantastic so happy
Received my para boots today and they are just what I have been looking for. I am so happy they are in great condition and fit perfectly very comfy to wear and I shall be buying again from these guys great quality boot thank you very much. Quick delivery and was kept informed from the minute I ordered till I got them very very happy.
Pros: Perfect fit, Very comfortable, Great quality
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Shaun. in Northamptonshire

Treat them well and they will treat you well
These boot are great quality ....only a few scuffs, top notch, very very comfortable indeed. You will need to treat them to get the best from them ...... first rub off the polish ... apply a leather cream ( i use gliptone liquid leather conditioner and waterproofer) let dry for a day then do the same again. Then apply a beeswax and oil (renapur balsam) let dry again then a couple of thin coatings of grangers G-wax. Fit some arch support insoles and maybe new laces (although the originals are still fine) and you should have some excellent boots for many many years. I'm really happy with my purchase. Thanks go to mean and green.
Pros: Excellent value, Top quality leather, Comfy,
Cons: I can't find any cons yet
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Ally in Essex

Just right for the match
I've been using the iconic German para boots for over thirty years, I found them to be extremely versatile, first thing Saturday morning I pull them on and jump on my motor sickle...
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Maddog Wag in Birmingham

Excellent
I've had a pair of these for several years now and although it took a while for me to break them in and really get into wearing them, I now find they are my go to walking boots. I walk an average 10 miles per day. I have Meindls, Karrimors, Brashers Storms and a very expensive pair of Altbergs but I find I always end up in my para boots. They are so comfortable,I can walk for miles and miles; they support my ankles brilliantly and have superb traction. As for not being waterproof; I regularly wax them and can confirm that I wade through deep puddles and Bogs on the moors and so far have no leaks to report. Highly recommend.
Pros: Warmth, Grip, Look great, Price, Comfort
Cons: Weight, Definitely not summer boots...!
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Dancer in Devon

Should have bought a pair years ago.
I was unsure what to expect when I unpacked my German Para boots from Mean and Green, Iíve seen some unpleasant piles of boots at bike shows and rallies over the years Ė a lot of them white with damp and mould. What I received was a pair of well cared for boots in excellent condition Ė even the laces were in first rate condition. I took time to look over the boots with care and was delighted to find they were as good as they looked. Only a couple of marks on the toecaps, loads (years?) of wear on the soles and not the slightest trace of odour (neither damp or Ďfeetí). Better yet, I found they were leather lined inside, luxury and better than the £195 pair Iíve been wearing. Ultimate test, put them on and wear them, which I did for a morning around the fields and with horses. So comfortable I have to credit ĎKCí for the work he (or she) put into breaking the boots in. I wish Iíd bought a pair years ago, Iím looking forward to warm toes come winter and am surprised at how cool theyíve been in the recent heat wave. I would definitely recommend these boots and thank Mean and Green for the care and skill they take in sourcing their stock.
Pros: Pleasure to wear., Better than I'd hoped for., Great condition,
Cons: Not a thing!
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Tony in Warsash, Hampshire.

Para heaven
Ordered on a Wednesday night 10pm , arrived friday midday . On opening the well wrapped package (which was left exactly where I wanted it due to me not being home ) I found a really nice pair of german para boots . I didn't know what to expect on the condition side of things , but I didn't need to worry , a nice supple pair of boots in nice very usable condition. I take a size 11 medium british combat boot , the german boots I ordered were 11.5 and a perfect fit . I could not be happier with the order , service , and speed of delivery . top notch stuff.
Pros: Not much wear , Perfect fit, Excellent condition , Supple leather
Cons: None I can see
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Stalin in Frinton on sea

Great Boots
Really well made and comfortable. I usually take a size 11 in other Boots when wearing thickish socks but these were size 10 (Marked 285 on sole)and fitted perfectly much to my surprise. These Boots look as if they have had about a year of their life regarding wear. So they should last me for 4 years ...a real bargain if they do.
Pros: Well made and comfortable, Fair price
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by SWB in B91

Excellent boots
I bought these boots to replace my worn out army boots, they are very good quality, leather is supple, sewn in tongue and lined, with good arch support. sole has good grip even in wet weather, size 10 (285) is perfect size 10. these boots are used but condition of my pair wasnít far off brand new, an absolute steal for £40. donít hesitate, you wont regret buying these boots
Pros: Extremley comfortable, Good grip even in wet weather, Sewn in tongue, Arch support, Size 285 is a perfect size 10
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Chris in Scottish borders

Best boots ever
I was looking for a long time for a pair of tuff boots that could stand up to the demands I put on my foot where I stand six foot seven and weigh 300 pounds, I have always bin a fan of English boots but they only last a year or less and American boots last about six months or so, after many hours of internet research I came across a review of these boots and decided to give them a try, I ordered a new pair of these boots and received them about to weeks later, living in the mid west of America I could not find them at any store andhave yet to see anyone else with a pair, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned no break in needed, a year and a half later and they still look and perform like new, great support from the mean and green staff from the time I put the order in, thanks a lot!
Pros: Comfortable and tuff
Cons: Not being able to find in states
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Phil in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Disappointed.
I've long since wanted a new set of Para boots and since I play airsoft regularly it seemed the perfect choice not only in terms of comfort but also it fitted perfectly with my German army/Bundeswehr look. Sadly, when the boots arrived I immediately noticed the sole had been replaced (which is fine) but the lower had gaps which were coming away from the upper sole which meant they had been poorly resoled. I would have sent them back but they had no more in my size. I fired Mean and Green a few emails and they said it was normal and something that could be fixed with Shoe Goo. They sent me the Shoe Goo, free of charge which was fantastic customer service on their part! But having now used these boots, for a maximum of a week the glue has given up on two separate occasions and just splits away from the upper. It is such a shame as they are comfy and the upper leather is in great condition with no missing eyelets. I am not sure if the Shoe Goo that I was sent is the correct stuff as the company makes a few different strength's of their glue but this stuff just doesn't hold. A really shame about both the glue and the boots! What makes it worse, is that a friend got a set from Mean and Green after me which hadn't been resoled and they are in perfect condition. Disappointed to say the least!
Pros: Hard wearing (Leather), Warm, Comfortable
Cons: Poor sole replacement, Poor glue used
Would recommend: No
Follow-up by Meanandgreen: Sorry to hear of your difficulties with these boots Dougie. Only some of the boots have been re-soled, and shoe goo does normally fix any problems. The size you ordered is a very scarce size but we will let you know if and when we get another pair in and see what we can do for you then.
Reviewed by Dougie in Somerset

Great boots
Recently purchased a pair of these and impressed,although not a true pair (the left being clearly newer than the right) they was in fantastic condition,brand new soles,and fit a treat.plus they look ace. Hard to come by in my small size (6) so will definitely be ordering another pair!
Pros: Awesome boot for the money, Fast service, Condition
Cons: Look a bit odd one being newer
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Tony in Suffolk

Highly Recommended!!!
My long awaited "dream boots".fits perfectly like a used pair of slippers and sturdy enough to go hiking and trekking thru the forest and jungles around here. wouldnt dream of buying any other pair of boots any time soon.German quality at its best!!! look no further if you're an avid outdoorsman get a pair asap! thanks M&G! and thanks for the insanely speedy delivery halfway around the world!
Pros: Durable,sturdy,comfortable.
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Ryan in Manila,philippines

Everyone needs a pair
After gong through my last pair of docs it was time i needed something more substantial for everyday use. Brought a pair of these used para boots about 4 months ago and can honestly say they are the best buy ever. Even used they were in fab condition with new soles. They are very very comfy to wear - i do so everyday for work where im on my feet all day and they survived two festivals so far one of which was abroad. Needless to say 3 of my friends now have pairs and all rave about them. Awesome boots.
Pros: Multi-purpose, Comfortable, Hardwearing, Very good quality for price, Look awesome
Cons: None so far!
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Sarah in Wolverhampton

Top Boots
Last week I went into my local Army surplus for a pair of these boots & now I'm glad that they didn't have my size because they were no where near as good as these. We ordered two pairs (his & hers) & both came polished with new soles & laces. These boots have had enough wear to give them comfort and character but still have plenty of wear left in them.
Pros: Paid 1 deliver charge for 2pairs, Delivered within 2 working days
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Rach in Stoke

Feel really let down
I bought these boots some 6 months ago if that. they (more specifically the sole)have split.ingress of water is the name of the game result cold wet feet.I really am shocked at the short life of these boots considering Germans ' in the past usually outlived the wearer!
Pros: S.very warm usually, Lovely double leather lined uppe
Cons: Terrible soles-split after a sho, Rt period of use-utterly bereft , These are the boots i live in.
Would recommend: No
Reviewed by Tim Bernard in Cornwall

Excellent deal for £40
Though these boots are used they fell like they were worn by me- fit perfectly very little wear on the soles- uppers are sound and don't have to break em in
Pros: Solid
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Scratch in London

Very pleased indeed
Received my boots a week ago. They appear to be the mk 4 with stitched on sole, rather than glued and no speed lacing system. They are in excellent condition, do not appear to have ever been worn, out of box condition. They are very comfortable, which im very surprised by as im still breaking them in. They appear brilliant value, and although its early days, they feel bomb proof. An advantage of the stitched sole maybe that it will be easy to replace when worn out, ive seen some cases of vibram soles been used for this, and will negate the need for breaking in another pair ofboots. Im usually a size 9-10 these are a 8.5 and fit fine. Ive heard some people say they are heavy, they certainly feel solid, however im used to wearing public order boots and these feel lighter and more responsive. All in all im very pleased, ill again after a few months wear.
Pros: No wear evident, Solid, Value
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Jim in Kent

Top quality. Will buy second pair.
Outstanding high quality boots that are comparable to Meindl hiking boots and the like. I do lots of work in mountainous areas and these are perfect boots for difficult terrain, but they are also comfortable and presentable in an urban environment. The pair I received were in excellent condition and are very well made. I shall be buying a second pair and I recommend them to anyone who wants top quality hiking-type boots for an affordable price.
Pros: Quality, Good looks, Good price
Cons: Arouses boot-envy on expeditions
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Jon MB in UK, Central Asia

Top marks
Popped into the shop on the off chance of finding a boot to replace my now defunked magnum classic, these are above what's expected and with abit of care, they should outlast my last boots!!! Top service from the staff (again) too!!
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Dangel71 in Birmingham

Good boots
Had these boots for about a month now and really like them. Theyr'e comfortable with a nice wide fitting and dont give you any grief even after prolonged use. My only niggle was that one of the boots had a broken speed lace eyelet, otherwise id have given tham five stars
Pros: Waterproof, Wide fit, Comfotable
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Dave in Essex

Excellent boots
A fantastic purchase. These boots are by far the most comfortable I have ever worn, and despite being second hand have no signs of ware.
Pros: Great ancle support, Outstanding quality, Comfortable fit
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Owen in London

Great boots
Arrived quickly. Very little ware evident, as new really. Very comfortable from the off though like other reviews I recommend a good pair of insoles. Bargain really.
Pros: Overall quality, Price, Like great, Comfortable
Cons: Need some good insoles
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by John in Halifax

Das Boots!
£40 for used boots? I started feeling buyer's remorse the moment I hit 'Buy'. And then they arrived. These are the best boots I have ever owned. Amazingly comfortable, reassuringly heavy and solidly constructed. Nothing rubs and the outward signs of previous use (worn tread and some minor digs in the leather) add to their visual appeal. I normally wear a size 9 boot, but there weren't any left in this size, so I opted for an 8.5. It's plenty big enough, even with thick socks. Oh, and they're really wide too, which I particularly appreciate. I guess it's pot luck just how much wear and tear each pair of boots has suffered. Perhaps I was lucky, but based on my experience I'd have to give this kit a definite whoop.
Pros: Heavy stomping weight, So comfortable, Very rugged, Wide, Brilliant look
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Mark in Maidstone

Good piece of kit
Has good waterproofness and good support and nice and comfy and flexible the only downside is that they are a wee bit on the heavy side.
Pros: Flexible, Comfy
Cons: A wee bit heavy
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Ben north in Cb8 osw

I guess I got a rogue pair
I bought these last October and I was largely influenced by the 5 star reviews left by other customers. The boots are comfortable and a decent fit but after only a few wear the sole of the heel became detached. I attempted a repair using 'Shoo Goo' on the recomendation of 'Mean & Green' without success. The upper part of the sole has begun to perish and I think that is preventing a decent bond forming. Now the other boot has the same problem with the complete sole coming away. Based on my pair I couldn't recommend these. I could pay to get them repaired professionally but that would probably cost more than I paid for them and with the upper half of the sole becoming perished I doubt that they'd last very long anyway.
Pros: The upper boot is comfortable
Cons: Upper sole perished, Heel fell off, Unusable after a few wears, Soles becoming detached
Would recommend: No
Reviewed by IanG in Blairgowrie

As I remember
My boots arrived today, straight out of the bag and on my feet! Like putting on a pair of slippers! Just as I remember from practically living in my old ones some 18 yrs ago. Fantastic.
Pros: What more can be said , They're German Para Boots.
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Dino in Sleaford Lincolnshire

Great boots great service
I got these boots almost a year ago. Boots are great. Very comfortable and tough, just make sure you get good insoles. I've got flat feet and they have no support. On a side note, the customer service was great. I live in the U.S. and these boots came really quick and Mean and Green was always quick to respond to email. Great Job guys.
Pros: Cheap, Unique in the States, Comfortable, tough
Cons: Replace the insoles
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Rocket dawg in Michigan United States

Excellent Boot, Excellent Bargin
I'm really pleased with these boots, which seem to be increasingly difficult to find, especially for a reasonable price. I've found that other boots can pinch my toes after a bit. These German Paras instead are roomy at the toe, allowing me to clomp around comfortably in all weathers. The pair I received have some wear on the heel, which is only to be expected for used equipment. The uppers and the rest of the sole, however, were in a good, clean condition. A good price for a very good boot.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Kelvin in London

Classic Boot!
You just can't get these in the U.S.! I had a pair I used to rock hanging outside the now-long gone Mike Lloyd's in Wolves... I wish I'd kept them! These boots will be a lifesaver in the harsh Chicago winter!
Pros: Classic look, Sturdy, Warm
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by James Anderson in Chicago, IL

Germans really do it better
Bought these boots 2 days ago, They arrived today and I have to say that I am nothing short of amazed with them. Being in the military I have tried different styles boots (Magnum and Haix) and I found them to be wanting( not durable enough, too heavy etc.) These para boots are incredibly well made, extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear also too my surprise, they had a steel toe cap. If anything I will be putting them to the test, but already I know they will not fail me. I will have to invest in another pair quite soon just so I don't miss the chance to have another before they are gone.
Pros: Steel Toe Cap, Comfortable, Lightweight, Durable
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by James McKernan in Ireland

Quality!
I bought a pair of these for my wife in a size 5.5. She has been looking for a pair in this size, on and off for twenty years! They rarely become available in the smaller sizes. She says they were worth the wait! Very comfortable and looking at them myself, very well made. They are, without doubt, very high quality boots. Regarding the condition - They had traces of mud on the soles, so I know they have been worn; but the insides looked new. I would guess they've only had a weeks use in their life!
Pros: Excellent quality
Cons: None
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Richie1958 in Hampshire

Unbeatable
Right ..... Firstly I really like the look of these boots they have great proportions ie sole thickness, toe cap height and the lace up width gives them a very secure feel. They have good grip And a nice flex section in the heel which allows better ankle articulation, mine came looking new, smelling new and feel like trainers from first wear , apart from not being as cusionable. This was expected and to be honest I would not have wanted over cushioned boots I think they give less stability. If you are looking for an all leather boot, class comfort with a generous wide fitting Then this is the boot . Can't wait till they have had some wear and they get really really comfy , I would pay double for a pair of these ..... At least . I paid over £110 for my lowa boots they are now wearing out from the inside . Cant see that happening with these. Top rate service from the site too would recommend product and retailer
Pros: Very stable, Good support , Comfy, Bombproof
Cons: Maybe a bit heavy but not too
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Topheronetwoo in London , surbiton

Great alternative to British ones
Brought these for cadets last month and they have been brilliant so far. Seem to be better padded than the last ones I had (British Army ones) and are very comfy. Would recommend to other cadets.
Pros: Soft leather, Comfy, Look great
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Ross in Wombourne

Awesome!
Great boot! Better condition then what I thought it would be!
Pros: Good Condition, Very Comfy
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Jack in Bristol

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