Polished and the leather toungue show damge but rest of the boots are in good shape. Iwouldn't use as the hard rubber sole could break if you were to wear them.
M1956 gear you get the 2 ammo pouches one dtd 63 other 69, aid/ compass pouch with original paper aid packes (I have seen these used in early kits) good shape and pouch looks unissued. 1st patter 1960 dated size R combat suspenders nothing broken, Cnateen dated 1964 deted great shape with cover, butt pack 2nd pattern not torn or liner not dried out, 2 qt canteen 1968 dated with cover missing alice clips but has 51 dated carry strap. Combo spade/spike shovel 1966 dated repianted battleship grey with cover in used shape. Has ww2 era bayo scabbard missing bayo.The pistol belt early type or prewar but good for the era. Overall great set with some unique pieces and most are in great shape. You only need few more items to complete. I offer 3 day inspection period with all my items. The item "US airborne lot Helmet, pants, 173rd/82nd shirt, basic load m1956 gear, j boots" is in sale since Sunday, June 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Uniforms". The seller is "jimmyz_thingz1870" and is located in Oldsmar, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.