Regular readers know I have a fondness for Cold War era Communist memorabilia, uniforms and firearms.
Well I got my latest acquisition in the mail today. Something totally history-geek worthy and practical. A pair of reproduction Ho Chi Minh sandals made of tires and rubber straps from a company called Vietnam-Surplus. Shipping was a bit slow, nearly a month and a half, but the company made it a point to keep me up to date when I emailed them about my concerns.
Opened up the package and there were straps and tire flapping everywhere. It took me about an hour or so of tugging and trimming to get the straps (actually placed THROUGH the tire sole) sized to fit me comfortably.
Overall I'm happy. Debating ordering the full uniform.