In berlin, you can find them in second hand shops, some retro shops and definitely army surplus ones - I posted a pic a couple years ago of a bunch. Not into wearing dead nazi sons' shoes so opted for margiela's.
I recently bought a pair and the carton said made in 2008...
Hmm... now that I know that they are discontinued I'm thinking about ordering a backup pair. They are 25€ on german ebay, shipped.
They're probably knockoffs due to popularity. Obviously there is quite a market for them in whatever form as long as they look like the original white on gum ones. The BW hasn't issued the real things since before the Berlin Wall fell I think (any Germans verify?)
lol, that is crazy. They aren't really that great of a shoe (neither is the Samba) - I've twisted my ankle yet again in my margiela german army trainers today. They have no more athletic capability than a pair of Chuck Taylors. I can't believe a modern military issues them still, that is crazy.
well, bundeswehr is not a real army, it is just a bunch of jerks , they get paid by tax money for doing superfluous administrative jobs and pointless "foreign assignments".
i know some guys who "work" there, and they admit that they are overpaid and never do anything useful
the "soldiers" aren't even really prepared if it comes to a war, most of them are stupid as fuck and not in a good physical condition