In period boots question

Discussion in 'Art, Costuming and Props' started by Talagon, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Talagon

    Talagon Newbie

    I'm looking to purchase some in period looking boots. I'm looking for ones that look good and will last. Can anyone recommend any good sites/brands?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JordarAd

    JordarAd Newbie

    I've had a ton of success with a simple fix. I used to spend 200+ a pop for period-looking boots, but for hours of NPCing, they didn't last and weren't as all-weather as I'd like.

    Then, I got gaiters - specifically, Swiss Army Leather Gaiters. (My second favorite creation of the Swiss Army...) These cover almost any standard black boot, look neutral for any character, and the buckles hold fast and look period.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr...TRS0&_nkw=swiss+army+leather+gaiters&_sacat=0

    The Gaiters I got have lasted me YEARS. I replace my boots with Wolverine work boots with a steel toe, and use Dr. Scholl's insoles for added comfort.
     
  3. Talagon

    Talagon Newbie

    Thanks for the tip!
     
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  4. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok Adept

    For the most part I've found high quality leather hiking boots to be the best compromise of durability and "in-period-ness". I've been using a pair for years and they're only now showing slight signs of wear after all the abuse I out them through. Of course they're not as in period as some other boots but for 80-90 dollars cheeper and some water proofing it's well worth it in my opinion.

    Here's the link to a very similar pair to the ones I use.
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Merr...f-All-Leather-Mid-Hikers/1606099.uts?slotId=0
     
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  6. SkollWolfrun

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