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Offline Just Randall

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Boot and shoe resources for men
« on: December 08, 2009, 06:58:46 PM »
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This thread is meant to be a resource guide for boots and shoes for men for Renaissance and re-enactments, for all price ranges.
This thread is NOT meant to promote any one product over another, nor is it meant as an open forum to rant about how bad someone's product is. What may have been a bad experience for you, may have been an exellent experience for another.

If you come across a new source for ren-type shoes or boots, or ones that may be altered for such use, please add that link so that we may have as comprehensive a list as possible.
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Offline Just Randall

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 09:34:46 AM »
Sticky please, Trill?
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 09:48:13 AM »
Please do not forget my favorite source fer boots (if ya have the coin) - CA BOOTS

LOTR Boots
http://www.pimpinshoes.com/category/costumefootwear.aragorn/
Pirate Boots
http://caboots.zoovy.com/category/mp/
Closeouts
http://caboots.zoovy.com/c=OwyBCK9XNUbvOJwEu06Ux1W5T/category/15b.misc/
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 06:22:32 PM »
You've been stuck...   ;D
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 03:33:39 PM »
Hey, good idea, fletcher. I might take the sites that are exclusively boots off my garb resource list and let you just list them here.

for example, this one http://www.medievalmoccasins.com/
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 08:33:05 PM »
Well, that's kinda why I did it, so that anyone, especially the newbies, could look in just one place instead of 5-10 different threads.

Big thanks to Trillium for making this a sticky.
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 03:21:48 PM »
I'm looking for the piece that I can slide down over the top of shoes that has laces to make it look like I'm wearing boots.  It's made out of leather or at least it looks like it is.  I don't know exactly what to call it or where to find it.  Can anyone help me w/ this?
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 03:45:39 PM »
I'm looking for the piece that I can slide down over the top of shoes that has laces to make it look like I'm wearing boots.  It's made out of leather or at least it looks like it is.  I don't know exactly what to call it or where to find it.  Can anyone help me w/ this?

I think what you are trying to describe are gaiters. They are similar to spats as well. They can lace up or buckle up either in the front of the back.

I have made them both ways. Usually I use buckskin as it is supple but tough. As a rule, I like to use buckles or buttons on the side, but the last ones I did laced up the back for our ranger garb. Like these?:

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009, 01:05:18 AM »
That's what I'm looking for.  The word "spats" came to me last night.  I've seen some that look like they have shoelaces on them but I don't know where to buy any.
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2009, 07:44:05 AM »
That's what I'm looking for.  The word "spats" came to me last night.  I've seen some that look like they have shoelaces on them but I don't know where to buy any.

Well, I made ours for our ranger company out of deerskin. PM me if you would like more info.
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 01:44:50 PM »
Now I'm really glad I did this. I had to re-load my OS and lost ALL my links on my PC.
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2010, 06:59:04 AM »
I just bought the most wonderful, comfortable shoes at BARF this weekend from Heart & Sole.  They were a pair of unisex ghillies.  The price was $58, which is way cheaper than the $70 my husband paid for his at Bristol last summer.  They have women's shoes, men's shoes, and gorgeous boots.

They don't have a website yet, but one of the partners is Lady Nicolette, a member of this forum.  If you renmail her, she can let you know what faires they will be at and also more info about the styles of their shoes and boots.

Keith, the other partner, spends a lot of time with you to make sure you get a correct and comfortable fit.  I have the worst feet in the world, hammer toes, bunions, planter fasciatis, inflamed tendons and usually wear orthotics and limp.  I put these shoes on, walked out of the shop, and wore them for 2 days straight at faire.

You can't beat the prices and excellent customer service.

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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2010, 08:35:07 AM »
I am picking up my boots this Saturday from http://www.mysticsoles.com They are in Wimberley,TX and not too far from Sherwood Forest Faire.  So will get more bang for my drive this weekend.  ;D
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Re: Boot and shoe resources for men
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2010, 09:52:47 AM »
We're so happy you enjoy your shoes, Renee!  Keith is actually also a forum member although he works so hard making shoes he's not in here frequently...His forum name is willin here and he is a moderator of a couple of areas hereabouts...

We will now be known at most faires as Dream Shoes and will have a website up soon.

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