Garrison High-top

During World War II, the Japanese controlled the majority of rubber-producing areas in Asia, and rubber became a scarce commodity. Military need for rubber was high; the material was used to make everything from tires to footwear, such as this pair of Garrisons created for the U.S. Army. Garrisons were poor quality, and they proved inadequate for European battle conditions. However, they were perfect for jungle combat and led to the creation of the jungle boot.