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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:05 pm    Post subject: Looking for Xwing pilot boots Reply with quote

I generally wear a 9 1/2 wide in sneakers. Sometimes I need a size 10 in boots. Any recommendations where to get a pair. I'm hoping to get my costume done for C6!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either find a suitable pair of Jack boots or get these:

http://www.leatherup.com/p/Xelement-Biker-Boots/Classic-Motorcycle-Advanced-Engineer-Biker-Boot/41631.html

You will need to cut off the strap that's around the ankle.

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(Just an FYI: Jack boots, usually being made in Europe are typically on the narrow side. You may not be able to find any that fit right if you have wide feet.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have size 10 1/2 (US), but extra wide feet. I sometimes have to buy a pair of shoes in size 12 if the model is narrow. Most shoes I buy are in European size 45. I got authentic West-German Knobelbecher in size 45 (Eur) and they were quite roomy, once I had got my feet down into them. In other words, I had no problems with my extra wide feet and German jackboots.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once I stopped procrastinating, I was going to post up a pair of size 10 regular width leather equestrian boots that have for sale. They are Beaumont by Elan and are in nice shape.

PM if intersted in pics and such.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I'm fat and have wide calves I just went with the engineer boots. Those same exact ones someone posted actually. Good boots. Wear them for everything including when I ride my motorcycle Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought some Jack Boots from a seller on eCrater - will let you know how they turn out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I got the same boots..
http://www.ecrater.com/p/12822760/east-german-leather-jack-boots?gps=1
I got a size bigger than my normal size, and I am glad I did they just fit. The ones I got were not as nice looking at the ones in the photo, but I guess thats to be expected being these are surplus boots. I am sure they will work great Smile
I can take a picture of mine and posted if you like?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, that's what I got. Tracking number says they're out for delivery.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also got a pair of those same boots, they look great! though there's a little bit of extra space around my heel. Anyone have suggestions for padding that out? They still work, just trying to get a little more comfort out of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I order my boots in France they have size 52 (europe size) ... i have a size 47.5 ...

http://www.7eme-compagnie.com/index.cfm


http://www.7eme-compagnie.com/botte-intervention-sapeur-pompier-pointures-du-35-au-47,fr,4,BOTSP2002.cfm
http://www.7eme-compagnie.com/botte-intervention-sapeur-pompier-pointures-48-et-49,fr,4,BOTSP48492002.cfm


http://www.7eme-compagnie.com/botte-intervention-sapeur-pompier-pointures-du-35-au-47,fr,4,2001SER.cfm

But i think shipping to America will be very very expensive.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. If I can get the money together, I might have to buy a pair of those. I managed to find a pair of boots I think will be suitable for the time being. I've found thrift stores to be a great friend for costuming! I got a pair of $4 boots there. Not quite Jack Boots and they have a zipper on the inside (which still meets costume standards). They're actually a woman's pair but fit me really really well. They're gonna double as boots for my Dark Jedi costume. My main goal is to have the costume done for C6. If there's anything that doesn't quite meet costume standards, I can always work on those areas later. I'm a 501st member, but want to get the pilot done for Rebel Legion membership.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's getting harder to find the correct boots, or boots that look like the one we need.

the women collection has a lot boots that should fit, with small changes.

but when you have large feets like me, it's hard to find good boot.
i have order 5 pairs boot over 5 different shops, each time i send my sizes in, i get the wrong one ... they are all to small for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need a little help with boot shopping.

I've been searching through the standards and threads, and am not sure I've completely "got" what would make a boot acceptable/unacceptable.

I know:
black
mid-calf
low-heel
no visible zipper
if there is a zipper, inside the leg and black
no buckles

I'm probably getting kids' boots as I wear women's size 5 wide, (kids 3-4), and sometimes kids' boots run wider.

Not sure about bands, stretchy parts, flare on the boot, seams, etc.

Any input/direction is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joslynn - here's some help. (And remember if you find something, you can always send me a pic to confirm)

bands - if they're there, they'll have to be removed, just like buckles
stretchy parts - we shouldn't see any. It should be leather all the way around.
flare - not sure what you mean by that. It shouldn't be "pirate-boot-y", but it doesn't have to be perfectly cylindrical either.
seams - try to keep them to a minimum. The boots should have no design or decorative elements on them.

Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Jon.

Follow-up question: What is considered "mid-calf" for this purpose? I'm pretty sure my handmaiden boots are going to be too tall, but I'm thinking in my case about 11-12" high might work. (Same height as my Jedi boots.)

No stitching detail at all? And what about those boot straps many have for being pull-on?
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