The Crossroads of the Aether
I am looking for mens knee high brown leather boots. Finding good quality leather is important. I would hate to buy something that falls apart quickly. Any suggestions?
Anyone familiar with the boots from House of Andar? Are they good quality? Do they fit in the Steampunk genre even though they are renaissance?
Other boot suggestions?
I know it may sound strange but finding mens boots can be quiet the challenge and expensive. However, and this is the strange part I found some boots by chance that I was going to cut down and use as extenders to make my ropers look like knee high boots... and as luck would have it,,, the boots actually fit me.... here is the strange part.... they were women's boots. They look good they fit, they do not make my feet hurt, they were CHEAP. And no one knew they were not mens till I said something. Of course they are not as durable but if I take care of them and only wear them at cons they should last a long while.
Go on line and type in "Pale Rider Boots". These are the boots worn by Clint Eastwood in the movie Pale Rider. They come in brown and black. I bought a pair of brown ones about a year ago and wear them every day to work with my grand daughter's horses and they are still like new. Boot Barn has them on line for $219.99. May sound a bit steep for some peoples' pocket book but they are worth the price.
Jack's idea about womens boots is also a good idea. And you already have a size chart conversion on the House of Andar site.
Good luck with your endeavor.
you might want to scrap the idea of high boots and instead...http://epicmilitaria.com/product.php/945/m1938-canvas-gaiters-leggi...
Yes I would suggest going with a set of leggings and some shorter boots. Aside from being period accurate for a large stretch of time. (Pre WWI through WWII) It lets you use anything from shoos to boots. You can also look for a set of puttees. You could even make a set of them if you wanted too.
BTW on those leggings Sgt. Mac linked the 3R is NOT a very big size! Remember that those leggings were only meant to go around your pants NOT pants and boots! Most modern boots are thicker than older footwear keep this in mind!
excellent boots...excellent site...i have saved it for other items of quality
Would lineman boots work? They tend to be well made work boots and new they are a little pricey. They are not uncommonly listed used on Ebay and are not hard to mod. You might want to start with leather or brass kilties:
For more upscale historic reproduction boots at a good price you might want to contact:
CAVALRY REGIMENTAL SUPPLY Reproduction Historic Boots BOX 64394 Lubbock, TX 79464
Lineman's boots...Hmmm...An excellent option for one of my personas...as well as giving added support to these old legs.
Thank you for the suggestions. The spats and Lineman boots are both good options.
I just saw these clever spatz/gaitors made from the salvaged tops of old combat boots. They are just unstitched at the toe and heel then an underfoot strap riveted on. You might even be able to find a deal on old lineman boots with worn out toes and soles that do not even have to be in exactly your size.
This artist added a tool sheath but you could just as soon add brass plates, holsters, or even a knee brace maybe.
Sincerely, I would love to find an old T-K-A-F external brace like that! IT would fit my character perfectly! Anyone know of a place to get one?
I'm not sure what "Renaissance" these boots are. Certainly not anything to do with the historical one.
There's plenty of steampunk outfits I think they'd be perfect for.