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"DESCO" U.S. Navy Heavy Weight Diving Shoes

$750.00

Shipping Price
$40.00

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“DESCO” U.S. Navy Heavy Weight Diving Shoes

This is a pair of “Desco” U.S  Navy Heavy Weight Diving Shoes with Leather Uppers. The weighted sole is bolted to a wooden insole. Lead was the most common sole used. A pair could easily weigh as much as 40 lbs. The divers could not see anything under water so they often dragged their feet on the bottom of the surface. So to prevent their toes from getting scraped up they capped the shoes usually with brass.  This shoe was first introduced in WWI

 

U.S. Navy Heavy Weight Diving Shoes with Leather Uppers. The weighted sole is bolted to a wooden insole. Lead was the most common sole used. A pair could easily weigh as much as 40 lbs. The divers could not see anything under water so they often dragged their feet on the bottom of the surface. So to prevent their toes from getting scraped up they capped the shoes usually with brass.  This shoe was first introduced in WWII.

This pair is one of the heavier ones made!

If you like to collect antique maritime pieces then these U.S. Navy Heavy Weight Diving Shoes are for you!

Dimensions: (each shoe)

Length: 14.5″
Height: 8.5″
Sole: 2″
Brass Toe: 4″
Weight: 19 lbs.

You will be shipped the “DESCO” U.S. Navy Heavy Weight Diving Shoes shown in the photos.

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