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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2011, 01:59:58 pm »
Yep, I got a feelin' that he ain't from the USA and the closest that he's been to the West is watchin' it on TV or the Movies.

Could only think of one line at the time I read this:  "He ain't right in the head", now if I could remember the movie.

Haymaker I am with you.  Them realistic boots would use up my yearly budget for playing.  I just try to make as much of my own possibles as I can and then buy what I have too that "looks" sort of close to period.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2011, 02:25:38 pm »
The biggest problem with those boots is they are not exactly as issued to the army, but private purchase was common.  The rubber soles would have been rare but not unknown so I don't see what problem our troll has with them except to be an arse. ;)
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2011, 02:43:56 pm »
I think it boils down to the fact that his parents told him he could grow up to be anything he wanted to be. So he grew up to be an a$$hole.  ;D
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2011, 02:48:34 pm »
I think it boils down to the fact that his parents told him he could grow up to be anything he wanted to be. So he grew up to be an a$$hole.  ;D

No, those thing better known as rectums are useful. ;)  linten seems to just have negative things to say about anything and is not willing to show the slightest bit of credentuals, I would really like to see him in some of these uniforms he says he has.  Got a guy like that at work, tells us he has stuff he don't. ::)
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2011, 03:33:58 pm »
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2011, 05:46:28 pm »
They are from Wal mart.  of course they are modern.  But $35 compaired to $250+ for the reinactors quality period correct ones. 
The point is they have a look that is close to period correct.  i have since cut the fake spur straps off both pair I bought.  They are better than any I had before.  My budget for playing cowboy and /or solder is $0 so these just about fit.  I could justify it cause I can were them outside of playing CAS.  I'll never be close to the level that some people are able to achive when it comes to correct period.  but I like to make an effort.  That's why I don't show up in tennis shooes and a t-shirt.

The important thing is that you show up to play!  I'm on a budget myself, and while I love to see museum quality uniforms, I generally don't have the money to go that route.  I just try to get stuff that looks about "right" from a little distance, if you're not an expert.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2011, 07:12:38 pm »
I found these gaiters on line, don't know if they are correct but looked like something that could be used for costuming they need some strap replacement. The price seemed right and from 5 feet

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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2011, 08:15:09 pm »
Haymaker, I am in real need of a new pair of boots myself, so am going to walls and mart tomorrow to check into these.  Any problem while cutting off those straps?
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2011, 09:11:40 pm »
haymaker is selling his , what size are you ;D

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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2011, 10:19:32 pm »
Haymaker and Two Walks, I know what you mean about trying to look the best you can, but on a budget. I'm sure my outfit would be gratly enhanced by getting a period correct pair of 1892 boots, but at nearly $200, it's be a chopice of having boots and staying home, or a$25 pair of black sort of dress/work shoes from Wally World and going out to shoot more. Leggins cover up most of the "non PC details, fortunately.

I may have to check out some of these at WM, See if I can get some that won't kill my feet by the end of the day....

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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2011, 10:24:33 pm »
haymaker is selling his , what size are you ;D

You ain't even half funny any more.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2011, 10:48:43 pm »
Someday I may have the gold coin for  a nice 1880 vintage out fit but not in this decade.  The straps cut off clean on the $35 boots, and I think that they will fit nicely with the level of PC of the rest of my outfit.  Those of you who know me know I am in this for fun and I apprieciate you support.  I do applaud the level of authenticity that some of you have reached with living history.
It gives the rest of us a goal.  

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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2011, 11:08:25 pm »
I am going to El Paso this weekend.  Fly out 09:30 friday.  Will stop at CA Boots and see what fits my foot.  The old metal shoe sizer at Sportsman's Wearhouse says between 10 and 10.5 B.  Most boots are way to wide, offer no support and end up with really sore feet at the end of the day.  Hope I am a standard size so I dont have to pay extra for custom fitted.

Will let you know how things turn out.  In the mean time 9.5 regular navy boon dockers work ok for a close to period shoe.  Get them for $50 out of a chicago army navy store (on-line)

Stopped in at CABoots.  Off the rack 8.5 Es seem to work.  Started off as knee high with the over knee flap.  About 5 min latter they were 14 inch Infantry boots as he called them, closer to artillery but real close to period correct.
Stock boots are $110 less expensive than custom.

Did have him measure feet to replicated a pair of Nacona's the 40 lbs have made too small.  No telling how long it will take to get them but smooth leather black boots seem to be a thing of the past.  Will let you know how those turn out when I get them.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2011, 04:57:46 am »
hay gud price 110, just be careful  and  get the square  military heel , most of C A boots i have seen tend to be the  angle heel  like cowboy boots
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2011, 06:07:48 am »
The Shooter's Boots at The Fort are a good value as well. Del and Terry in The Old West dept. will fix You up.  They run about 135. in either brown or black. The sizes run up to 14, for us folks with a good understanding.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2011, 11:17:25 am »
I bought a pair of the Ft Western Boots and love them

My only problem was that in the 1850s, (when I am reenacting) most of the boots out west had a one piece toe and front shaft ... but by making a one piece buckless spur strap, I covered the 'modern' (circa 1880s on) 'keyhole joint and they look like the 1850 when I need them to ...




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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2011, 10:00:50 am »
If you are going to cover them with leggings Surplus navy boon dockers actually look a lot like the shoes worn by the army during the late 1800s.  They were close enough I pulled a 3d Place military costume at WR

They run about 50 bucks.  There is an out fit in Chicago that carries them.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2011, 10:38:12 am »
Capt. Dan,
I got a pair of them "infantry" boots from CAB a few years back. It has been a pretty good boot, but after a 2 day match, I know I have been wearing them.
They have held up well though, even though they have been thoroughly soaked with rain and snow more than a few times.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2011, 09:04:33 pm »
Time will tell - I hope the off the shelf boots work.  Even more interesting will be the custom boots they measured me for.  Hope I can report they were money well spent - if they suck, will let you folks know that as well.

Do not think I have exaggerated expectations, but would actually like a great pair of boots that fit my foot.

For the most part I was always able to find boots that fit in the army after basic training anyway.  The initial boots from the reception center were a little big.

Seems like most of today's boot makers only make wide, very wide and damn near as wide as the Mississippi
having 17 inch calves sure does not help when getting period type boots either.  Went to Wild West Merc once and a lot of their boots were way to small in the shaft.  Not knocking the store, just the folks that make boots make them for the average calf, which ain't me.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2011, 10:25:40 am »
I know what you mean. I have large calves too and a regular boot won't fit me anymore. I had to give my old pair of mule ear boots to my son because I couldn't squeeze my leg into them anymore. That is why I got the pair from Fort Western. The leg part has cuts in it that look like a design and they have a stretch material in them that allows them to fit my leg. I can even tuck my pants down inside them for that old west look. At $130.00 I believe I got a good deal. Just wish the soles were more period correct is all.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2011, 10:28:34 am »
Rubber soles were not the most common sole in the era, but they were there. 
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« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2011, 07:00:09 pm »
I know what you mean. I have large calves too and a regular boot won't fit me anymore. I had to give my old pair of mule ear boots to my son because I couldn't squeeze my leg into them anymore. That is why I got the pair from Fort Western. The leg part has cuts in it that look like a design and they have a stretch material in them that allows them to fit my leg. I can even tuck my pants down inside them for that old west look. At $130.00 I believe I got a good deal. Just wish the soles were more period correct is all.
Ended up getting similar boots preacher boots as I recall. Think they were on close out for like 99 bucks.  Ended up in 7.5s due to square toe.  Problem is the toe is long enough but some kind of stiffner in there makes it really tight top to bottom so presses on tops of toes, hurts after a while so don't wear them much.  Have been storing boots with shoe trees in them  kinda expanding the vertical distance in the toe area.  Getting more comfortable. 

Maybe I should just fill the boot with warm water, let soak in tub for 10 min then wear till dry.

Occasionally wear with cowboy clothes.  Never with a uniform - have proper boots now more or less.  Will put a rubber heal on CAboots.  current is either hard leather or synthetic - kinda slick  getting way to old to fall on my kyster from a slick heal.
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Re: got some new boots !
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2011, 08:09:13 pm »
http://www.armynavysales.com/products/usn-chukka-boot-/    with leggings about as good as it gets.
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« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2011, 08:56:32 pm »
http://www.armynavysales.com/products/usn-chukka-boot-/    with leggings about as good as it gets.

Thems the ones I wear with leggins or w/o for Civil war period.  Cat Balue (sp?) called broghams at WR  Was wearing sack coat, 1858 dark blue officers pants, kepi and a NBS 1850 foot officers sword and 1858 remmie to take the 3d place.

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« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2011, 09:20:44 pm »
Yep, got 1st military at the 05 SASS Convention wearing those.  Along with an 1884 light artillery sgt dress uniform.
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