Vintage NCB (national coal board) brand EXTERNAL Steel Toe cap boots, size uk 7 so mens US 8 or 8.5 and a womens US 9 or 9.5, the internal length of the footbed is 10.75 inches long so use that to determine fit. Condition is near new, i will also include some dr marten insoles. Made circa 1980, old school, proper work boots, with proper safety rated steel caps, steel caps that will never fail, and pebbled leather, old school pebbled leather was extremely strong and resilient yet comfortable.
If you wanted a new pair of real work boots, these would suit you well! These are actual coal mining "pit boots" meant to be worked hard everyday of the week, the coal mining industry was a big part of the early england working class and as a result many coal mining related shoes and boots became part of the skinhead "uniform" so if you also want a piece of skinhead and boot boy history they would suit you even better. Also these external steel capped work boots are the original inspiration for all the later "fashion" models to come out with their versions of external steel caps, getta grip, underground, dr martens, etc.They have all made them in the years since, but none of those are safety rated. What makes a dr marten boot is the sole, the air filled soft rubber sole is the literal essence of a dr marten, however that sole is also what made them not always the best choice for work boots. Dr marten soles are easy to pierce with a sharp object and they are easy to melt with heat. So a lot of proper work footwear did not like dr marten soles, they needed soles like these have, not easy to pierce and resistant to high heat, long wearing rubber yet comfortable soles.
And these are original skinhead boots. These boots are mentioned in the 1982 book "skinhead" and the 1991 book "spirit of 69 a skinhead bible". In the early days skins did not wear dr martens that often, they instead wore a variety of work boots from their local army surplus stores and similar, as mentioned in the books, NCB were a popular skinhead boot because of the external steel caps, they made truly intimidating bovver boots, so much so that steel toed boots were eventually banned from football games and when that happened than regular toed dr martens started to become more of a common skinhead boot and later part of their "uniform", but prior to that boots like these NCB were the business! Skinhead ska mod overcoat trenchcoat parka crust punk rock lp death metal goth grunge shoes gripfast shellys rangers rockabilly tuk oi underground & braces cyber rave goth cybergoth Harley quinn northern soul Cd rockabilly suedehead 2tone two-tone 2-tone gutter speed nyhc lp hardcore exposed steel cap toe tosava's g. Hawkins astronauts cebo grafters no alternative m492a bovver boot boys.
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