Informative threads like this are the precise reason I joined this forum! Great stuff guys. One question bugs me though; my mountaineer wears an outfit I had as a kid, recovered from the loft many years back now, and is made up of original mountaineer bits mixed up with later mountain rescue; I do still have the original brown boots but try as I might I can't get them to fit over socks! As a result, and much to my annoyance, my "kitbashed" mountaineer wears black boots! I've even thought about getting some 40th feet and cutting off the toes so I can put the correct boots on my adventurer. Any suggestions?
I had the same problem a few days ago and used a small flat head screw driver like a shoe horn!!!!! it work after a bit of pushing an pulling it