Rubber boots are standard issue item together with Jalas/Sievi/LaJa https://www.varusteleka.fi/fi/produc...sikengat/32830 made amphibious shoe. In winter time inside of the rubber boot is felt lining which can be removed for drying. Also rubber boots are used in cross country skiing. In boots is special place for armys ski binding SA-suksiside vaijeri.
Rubber boots might look little strange on a soldier but considering Finnish battlegrounds filled with swamps, lake´s and all that snow in winter time, rubber boots are good gear to keep soldiers going. Harsh climate can be even worse enemy than enemy itself. Russian troops noticed that during winter war the hard way. Finnish soldiers have to be able to fight against the cold and against remaining enemy who has survived the cold.
We are issued Nokian rubber boots in Sweden too.
Great stuffwhen wet/snowy.
Does anyone have any pictures of the Finnish military using the M78? I remember reading somewhere its still in use, but I havent found any pictures anywhere.
Its a real shame my country doesnt trust us enough to own them, not even a deact.!
Last edited by Anton; 11-20-2015 at 04:41 AM.
We used rubber boots, of two types, in Korea. The winter cold is comparable to Finland or Sweden.