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looking for han solo boots
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok another question for you guys. how many inches should these boots be. they have to go to the bottom of my knee right. but everyones legs are different lengths. i mesured from floor to bottom of my knee and its 18 inches. so i need boots 18inches correct. i saw i nice pair of German Army Officer Leather Boots but the guy said they were only 15inches high. they are only going for 85 dollars so if anyone needs some 10.5 boots 15 inches high let me know.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

18 inches would be correct
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 15 inch boots are the Jack boots for pilots. They come up about mid-calf.
It's a hard thing to find, but keep looking!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Masterbean wrote:
the 15 inch boots are the Jack boots for pilots. They come up about mid-calf.
It's a hard thing to find, but keep looking!


Very hard to find indeed.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya,

I ended up taking a different route to a lot of you guys. My whole Han Solo costume was a special treat for me after a difficult year and has huge sentimentality. Plus I missed out on a vacation for the third year in a row, so I splurged on the costume instead. What I'm trying to say is that my circumstances happened to match spending more than I would normally consider on my costume - including the boots. I fully appreciate this isn't for everyone, I'm not passing any judgements (more expensive definitely does not automatically mean better) and I'm envious of those who have managed to get them cheaper!

Anyway, my boots were from this site which is actually CABoots:
http://www.pimpinshoes.com/c=WEUvMPUrfx5jzkrcnuHL2XjGV/product/1XCSHANS/HAN-SOLO-BOOTS.html

They cost US$350 plus shipping ($42 to the UK) although they had a $50 discount on for thanksgiving when I ordered them. This has been my only purchase / experience with this store but my experience has been absolutely fine - ordered online, waited the 9 or 10 weeks the site said it would take for them to be custom made and delivered, then they came nicely packed. I did some research before choosing CABoots. Though I found little to no reviews of their SW boots and service, what I did find was positive. Just as even a good supplier can occasionally make a mistake / botch an order, a bad supplier can fluke a nice product and smooth order. Again what I'm trying to say is that this is just one review. Although I'm very happy with my experience and purchase, I encourage you to check as many reviews as you can

The US has different sizing to the UK and ordering custom boots online is a bit daunting, but I bought a pair of top quality cowboy boots while I was in the US a few years back and they had the US measurements in them I needed.

The boots seem very well made, from good leather, and include an excellent soft leather lining and proper internal pull-ups like you can just see on Han's in his promo shots. They fit my feet really well. While they are the regulation 18" tall, I believe that height only looks right on me because I'm 6'2". Just my opinion but having proportionally tall boots for your height is what you need - whatever comes just up to the right position below your knees. I played it a bit safe and could have measured my calf width a bit slimmer but they look fine. While they look unbelievably shiny and plasticy on the web picture don't worry, they look the way they should - like normal leather boots - in reality.

Here's the link to my clearance pics set with me in my boots:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021441@N03/sets/72157623382580604/
and a couple of shots just of my boots:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021441@N03/4326500366/sizes/m/in/set-72157623337230094/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021441@N03/4325763905/sizes/m/in/set-72157623337230094/

I've trooped in them twice so far - a weekend collectors fair (2 days) and all through Jedi-Con (3 long days) and while my heels were sore (never worn heels before!) I suffered no rubs or blisters and they were otherwise surprisingly very comfortable.

I appreciate these were very expensive and to be honest I wouldn't normally spend so much but this Solo costume is extra special to me. These are in my opinion genuinely $350 boots in their own right, not just overpriced costume pieces. I got what I paid for, was willing to pay the price and am thoroughly satisfied with the result. Whether you pay $35, $135, $350 or $1350 for your boots, I guess that's the necessary result!

Sorry it's a bit of a long post but I thought it may be worth it as there's no boots sticky for this vital part of the costume. Hope it helps regardless of how you choose to source your boots.

Greg
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikkos Khann wrote:
The boots are more than just a little snug. I need to stretch them an inch or more probably Sad I was so devastated when I got them and they didn't fit, wanted to wear them to Shevacon.


Totally late to the party to respond to this, but try wetting the boot where you need it stretched, then putting in a deflated football. Pump it up until it's snug, then give it a pump every day to stretch it a bit. Rinse and repeat until the boot fits...
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