Good find! To make them more accurate though you'd have to fill in the gap between the sole and heel. I used an old rubber sandal sole (shhhh... don't tell my wife! :0) I shaped it, Goop glued it and sealed it with silicone. Then I sprayed on plastidip and painted the sole the correct color.
I bought the same shoes with the same intention. Yeah, besides some piping and paint, the only area that really needs work is the sole. Seemed like a pretty good inexpensive alternative to me.
Thanks guys! Yeah, i did notice the soles weren't flat. I figured most everything else was pretty darn close, and thought about just wrapping something white around the bottom & hiding the seam behind the toe spikes for the illusion. Also, i think the elastic is a little wide at the bottom, but overall a satisfying starting point. I appreciate the info, thanks again!
This thread made me think of something, because I have the same problem with my boots (gap between sole and heel).... using some superglue, you could run some white fabric around the bottom edge of the shoe; it would wear down very fast (self weathering? lol) but could easily be replaced frequently.
While on a budget, it might do the job
Absolutely, man! these should be a great base. If you look on TK409's website, he has a tutorial on how to make some awesome Boba boots from a pair of leather boots almost exactly like those!
A word of advice, thought; when you paint them, use either acylic or latex based brush-on paint. spraypaint tends to crack.
anyone ever "resole" a pair of boots like that? i know that construction workers, farmers, and the like, love thier boots, and the soles go out on them sooner than the rest of the boot...is it possible to find a flat sole from another set of shoes/boots and switch them out? have no clue what it would cost, but worth checking into maybe...??
one thing with the piping, not sure what tk409 uses in his tutorial for attaching the piping, but i used superglue on my first set of boots to set the piping, and after walking in them for a few minutes, it popped right off...if you are able to take the sole off and switch it out, i would try to sew in the piping before putting the new sole on...the cobbler may have a machine to do the piping for you as well...cheers!
If only these had a more squared toe I'd snag 'em up!
These might be a little hard to find now. The last couple of targets I was at didn't have any left.
I dont want to start a new topic...
would be 60 bucks i guess...