WWI US military leather Cavalry men’s riding boots by Teitzel Jones. This is a great opportunity to own a piece of WWI history. Rare museum quality boots over 100 years old and made by Teitzel Jones. I purchased these from a gentlemen who has used them for display many years. These date to the early 1900’s and were worn by officers in the Cavalry. Inside is marked Tietzel-Jones Boots – Best at any price – Wichita Kansas. Note the built in leather spur on heels. Fine Custom Made Military boots were J.C. Teitzel's main business. He started making boots in 1875 and he made custom fitted boots from the finest leather for numerous high ranking U.S. Cavalry officers. His shop was adjacent to Fort Riley, home of the largest, and the last, horse calvalry units in the country. In 1916 Teitzel moved his shop to Wichita, Kansas where he joined forces with Schuyler Jones. They later started making boots that were sold as private purchase items on Army posts and they made boots under contract for the Army in WWI and for the US Military Academy at West Point. World War I (WWI) was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. The officers riding boots were favorites, and the son of company namesake Schuyler Jones said General George Patton was a regular customer. These boots were custom-made so there is no size marked in them, only the hand-written information for a custom fit. Tietzel passed away 1929. Some wear on the boots present, see pics. Sole measures 13 inches long and 5 inches across widest points of sole.