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« on: Jul 08, 11, 10:05:20 am CDT »

Looking for brown thigh high boots for my garb. Tobacco would be the precise color. Any ideas on vendors. Thank you in advance with any help.

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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #1 on: Jul 11, 11, 09:57:49 pm CDT »

It's almost always best to buy at the Faire itself so that you know the fit right on the off.  Son of Sandlar boots are nearly indestructable and worth the price but they have to be bought on site out of existing stock.  If you're willing to shell out more there are a few places that make custom boots fit to your feet but that's a serious investment. 
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 11, 05:47:46 am CDT »

I hear ya. Well I am really trying to match all the leather on my garb while maintaining some accurate period style. Some of the booters have zippers on the insides of the boots and there are other non period embelishments that I am looking to stay away from. Yes I will relax a bit for comfort. Let's face it A Rogue needs boots with good traction!
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 11, 07:58:00 am CDT »

Traction is key otherise you might be adding a cast to your garb for 6-8 weeks.  I see your home Faire is VA.  Try getting to the MD Faire as they have several booteries and you can match to your garb best when you're wearing it.  As I said: I personally reccomend Sandlar as I have two pair and they have lasted through everything shy of a motorcycle accident (I don't ride so my odds of experiencing that just to test the durability of the boots is very low) but you have to buy those on site and make sure they are a perfect fit from the off.
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #4 on: Jul 12, 11, 09:44:02 am CDT »

I will recommend a custom bootery (windwalker for instance) over Sandlar I am on my second pair of sandlars and they are not compatable with my gait and tend to go off center. Theoretically they will replace them for free, but after they lost a pair of my friends boots and refused to do anything for him, I am less a fan of sandlars. additionally, for a better boot from there i paid 560 and a custom boot is around 700 to start (discussing the tall 7-9 button boots) which isnt that much a difference for a more accurate construction specific to you. ussually you also have a lot more say in teh actual design, they will be unique and personalized. Everyone i know who has one of their pairs (from any of the custom makers) is quite happy and they have lasted for more then a decade in may cases.
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 11, 01:44:47 pm CDT »

You never did mention what price range you want to stick to.
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #6 on: Jul 14, 11, 03:28:58 pm CDT »

$350.00 is right at my ceiling.

Thanks for all your comments guys! I am planning on visiting Md. this October. Having new Leather slops
{pumkin style] made at the moment.


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« Reply #7 on: Jul 15, 11, 06:16:22 am CDT »

I have gone a different route. I am planning on having some gaiters made by a leather craftsman whom I met at the Va. Ren Faire in June. I will incorporate these with a pair of old brown leather boots that I have. Cost is 100.00 to 150.00 for the gaiters. I will post pics if you like when I have the finished product.


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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #8 on: Jul 15, 11, 08:39:02 am CDT »

That works too!
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #9 on: Jul 19, 11, 05:42:47 pm CDT »

Here are the boots I am going to combine with the Leather gaiters I am having made by an experienced leather artist.



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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #10 on: Jul 19, 11, 09:32:00 pm CDT »

Should work well depending on the gaiters. 
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #11 on: Jul 27, 11, 06:58:56 am CDT »

If you have wide feet, Sandlar is no the boot for you. I love the way Sandlar lace up boots look, but sadly I cannot fit into them. They are (as far as I am aware) made on a standard sole. There is no EE size at Sandlar.
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #12 on: Jul 27, 11, 12:22:36 pm CDT »

If you have wide feet, Sandlar is no the boot for you. I love the way Sandlar lace up boots look, but sadly I cannot fit into them. They are (as far as I am aware) made on a standard sole. There is no EE size at Sandlar.

I got that problem.
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Re: Bootless Rogue
« Reply #13 on: Aug 05, 11, 02:59:22 pm CDT »

I just found these guys doing some random websurfing:  http://www.bytheswordinc.com/c-93-footwear.aspx
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