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VINTAGE SWISS NAILED CLIMBING BOOTS: ORIGINAL CLIMBING BOOTS FROM 1900s - 1950s (More images below)
By Swiss Army Nailed Climbing Bots
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REAL 1940s SWISS MADE NAILED BOOTS: AND BRAND NEW!

The above photo shows what the Nailed Swiss Climbing Boots look like. There are more images below. 

These boots are unused!  Made 75 years ago, they have never seen the lovely mud of Swiss Valleys or the Beautiful Snow & Ice Glaciers and Rock Pinnacles of the wonderful Swiss Alps. This is the only unused pair we have ever had!

We have obtained a few pair of real nailed boots, as issued to the Swiss Army during and after WWII! We estimate their age as 65-75 years old. These are identical to the boots worn by British, European and American civilian climbers before (and after!) World War II, before Vibram soles took over.

The shoemaker or company who made each boot is marked inside the boot. We have actually seen the name Bally inside some pairs. Bally was founded in 1851 and is now a Swiss maker of expensive fashionable shoes.

The boots have about 77 edge and hob nails in each boot! Larger edge nails are marked 'TRICOUNI BREV SUISSE'. The leather uppers and soles are in well preserved condition. This is a phenomenal chance to get an authentic collector's item. No size choice, they are small, perhaps a Men's 8 or 9. Excellent condition. This pair of boots is called NOS, New Old Stock. They unused, unissued, never worn. 



The photo above shows the soles of the boots in the main photo, above. These boots are unused!  Made 75 years ago, and never seen the lovely mud of Swiss Valleys or the Beautiful Snow and Rock of the wonderful peaks. This is the only unused Pair we have ever had!

The above photo shows what the soles of this pair of Swiss Climbing Boots looks like.  

Postage charges will be based on shipping weight, 5 pounds. About $25 within the USA, $60 to Canada, and $75-$100 to other countries. (Rates can change, these prices are accurate during the pandemic winter of 2020-2021.)

From Wikipedia:

Flix Genecand, a jeweler by profession and passionate climber based in Geneva, Switzerland, designed a new type of boot nail and nailing system in 1912 which was a performance breakthrough. This was because he was able to harden nails for the first time by making them in 2 pieces. The hard gripping part was brazed to the softer malleable part which was attached to the boot by a transverse double nail. The hardened steel nails were aligned with the periphery of the toe of the boot. so giving the boot and the climber the ability to grip a much smaller hold, even to a small pebble.

Additionally the nails could be fitted without the specialist help of a cobbler and ensured greater length of life. The name he gave to these nails was the affectionate nickname given to him personally by his climbing friends, 'Tricouni' after the climb of the same name in the Salve near Geneva.
 
Nailed boots were not only very effective on wet, lichenous or ice covered rock, but were actually better than today's molded rubber soles.  For many alpine climbs of the day, crampons were unnecessary because nailed boots were perfect on neve slopes and good in ice steps. This very effectiveness arguably slowed down the progression of crampon development and usage.

The critical issue with this type of footwear was insulation, because nails were perfect for conducting heat away from the feet. It was customary practice for alpine climbers to select boots large enough to be used with two pairs of socks.  For Himalayan climbing the sizing was increased to allow three pairs of socks. However, simply adding more pairs of socks could not solve the problem and there were many attempts to improve boot design.







 


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