Compared to boots, the windings made it possible for the command of the troops to solve several problems at once - to quickly and cheaply provide soldiers with shoes that allowed them to carry out combat missions, create much more hygienic conditions for the foot of the infantryman during long marches and create maximum comfort during combat operations, especially for infantry. At the same time, a soldier could independently replace damaged windings much easier and faster than damaged boots. In the windings during the Great Patriotic War, not only soldiers of the Red Army walked, but also German, Italian, and Finnish troops actively used this type of shoe. Moreover, the officers of the Wehrmacht did not shun windings. In the Red Army after 1943, when every soldier was already provided with boots, the unit commanders allowed the soldiers to decide for themselves what to wear - boots or windings.