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#1 User is offline   WilhelmKingspeak 

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:57 AM

Looking for buccaneer boots. Any help. I think prime has something like i want, where the top folds over to make a cuff.

Also I found this and sent away for a catalog http://www.sandlarboots.com/
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:36 AM

Those are the boots I wear. TOP quality.

I talked myself out of them for 6 years before I broke down and bought a pair. Dumbest garb move I ever made was waiting.

They are pricey but if you are interested in a pair of boots that barely show wear after a year with minimal upkeep, these are for you. The treads are awesome, the boots are exceedingly comfortable, and they are 1/2 the price of the Sterling Ren Fest ones.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:14 AM

what is the price of the books from Sandlar?


also just found these http://www.leatherlo...renaissance.cfm and http://www.leatherlo...ther_pirate.cfm
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 02:08 PM

They cost twice what those cost. The leather is much thicker. The soles have better tread for fighting than modern hiking boots. They are softer too, by the looks of them.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 02:41 PM

Most of the professional Ren carnies wear the sandlars, from what I've seen at Sterling.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 03:11 PM

4x the product for 2x the price. I can handle that, Ill wait till the catalog gets here
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:44 PM

Hi, I was wondering if anyone either makes boots or knows of a place where I can get a pair for a size 15 foot. I have seen many websites that have historically accurate gear but not many of them have shoes that are either my size or in a price range which i could actually afford.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:48 PM

I gotta say that you're probably screwed man. :( Best advice I can give you is to look at something in a style like an Engineer's Boot or a Wellington. It's common enough a style that you should be able to find something in a 15 or a 16, and with some work you can probably make it nondescript enough to pass at most LARPs. Your other option is going to be leather sandals.

But if you want something truly period, neither of those will probably work for you. I know there are a number of custom cobblers at various ren faires. Very simple ankle boots from them will probably run you well over $300 from my experiences, but as they're custom made for you the size shouldn't be an issue at all.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:59 PM

I thought that I was a screwed man, its hard enough to find regular shoes. For the sandals do you think a pair of birkenstocks would look ok, or if not, could you give me an ideal of what type of sandals would look good?
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:13 PM

Google roman footwear for some pictures to guide you by.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:41 PM

Any of this stuff will work for boots:

http://www.sportsman...b.aspx?a=404618

http://www.sportsman...b.aspx?a=229235

For sandals, I see no reason why you couldn't get away with something like this:

http://www.sportsman...b.aspx?a=326714

Even in the winter, you could get some thick real wool socks and try those.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:59 PM

Thank you for all your help and especially in such a timely manor.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 10:43 PM

I found a pair of very similar sandals at Dick's Sporting Goods last year. They were only like $30. I'm not sure if they had up to size 15 in them though.

I'm tempted to get a new pair as my old pair got left in a tote with a lot of moisture and developed some mold. I'm not sure how to permanently get the mold out. I keep wiping them down and moldy spots keep reappearing... (My current spacket bag, a belt pouch and a couple other things seemed to be plagued as well...) Never forget to completely unpack after an event.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:47 AM

There's also boot covers, to help dress up your footwear.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:44 PM

http://leatherworker...?showtopic=4892
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:54 PM

brings new meaning to the phrase "show me the money"...
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:01 PM

Those are actually tooled on the boots. There's some amazing stuff at leatherworker.net...
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:02 PM

I can't see the pictures because I don't have an account.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:03 PM

I can't link them because they're attachments.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:22 PM

Ok, I'm looking for a new pair of boots. I want something that looks more period that East German Officer Boots. I'm willing to spend a bit on these (but not more than $200). I need something comfortable that will wear long and have good arch support. I have wide feet. I wear a size 11+1/2 - 12...

Anyone have any good recommendations where to get boots? Somewhere local where I can try them on is preferred, but not likely.

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