Any boot experts out there? Just found these today, but I'm pretty light on the details. The leather is VERY heavy, and given some of the cracking, I'm inclined to think these are horsehide. The only marking I can find are some perforations on the outside of both tongues that read "44 8 10641" and an inside stamp on both boots that reads "44 8 9922 20". The soles seem to have resoled with "Continental" soles at one point, although the mid sole can still be read on both to say "44 8 1".
Usually with boots of this condition, I'd guess that are American made, but the 44 size is obviously European. They appear to be handmade, given the amount of nails and tacks beneath the insole. The insole has one stamp in it that reads"44".
I guess I'm just interested if anyone happens to know the maker, or what the leather material is. The black laces are what the boots came with, but they are too short, so I was trying them on with a spare set of leather laces I had.
I can't help with the maker or the material, but my guess would be tree climbing boots for lumberjacks.