WW2 museum in NOLA showcasing WW2 garb from both the British and American armies. Much of today’s boots were inspired from military footwear. Brown pair, referred to as Jump boot was US standard issue, whereas the black pair, referred to as the Ammo boot, was used by British. You’ll notice the canvas strap around the ankle used to keep the pant leg close to the body. It wasn’t until 1943 that the USA made their boots with the leather buckle attached. These design influenced many of today’s boot makers including Edward Green, Crockett & Jones, and RRL. Note the radical amount of nails on the British outsole. First time I’ve said this and perhaps the last, but I think I prefer the American made shoe.