Boba Boot Discussion

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    Boba Boot Discussion

    This may have been covered before, in which case this will be a really short discussion.

    Does anyone know if Boba's boots were custom made? The reason that I bring it up is that I was looking at scuba gear (buckles and spear guns parts) and came across some diving boots that looked similar. Now, they were not exactly the same, but I have not seen a lot of boots from the late 70's yet. Some of them have the same white soles though and the multicolored striping. The material looks remarkably similar as well. Perhaps they bought several scuba pieces for his costume?

    Any thoughts? Or has this been gone over before?




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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    Hmm, that is really interesting. I can really see the Boba boot shape in there. Perhaps if the originals were custom made, a pair of these boots could have been used as the base.

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    Yeah I even found a set in brown that had a similar stretchy fabric area at the ankle.

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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    things that make you go 'hmmmmmmmmmm.'

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    I think they were custom made. Here are a couple of potentially useful threads:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=2780

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=25691

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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    Ah yep, thought someone might have gone down that path before. Berman and Nathan boots eh? Makes sense since that's where they got a lot of the Indy clothes. Anyone have a shot of those original boots?

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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    Somewhere, a long time ago, us old-timers were told they were a 'mining boot' from Australia. They even had a picture from a supply catalog that seemed to confirm it. I haven't seen anything since.

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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    That's interesting. Would love to see that pic.

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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    It would make sense since a lot of his stuff was scuba stuff...*shrug*

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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    Check out Redback Slip-On boots... they are Australian and they do look a lot like Boba Fett's boots.

    http://www.redbackboots.com/ubbkboots.html

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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    I saved these pics quite some time ago they are supposedly deep sea divers boots (weighted) from the mid 40's. Notice the squared off tip of the boots. I've never been able to ascertain whether or not the canvas mess is just a covering or if its all the actual boot itself. Now if you can imagine the evolution of these boots up through some time in let's say...the 70's...

    PS. I think the second picture is the most interesting for shape similarities...






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    Re: Boba Boot Discussion

    i found these boots on ebay for $20. i filled the space between the heel and front with rubber silicone and spray painted them. not finnished yet. but i cannot afford 140 bucks for caboots.


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    mrbungle said: View Post
    i found these boots on ebay for $20. i filled the space between the heel and front with rubber silicone and spray painted them. not finnished yet. but i cannot afford 140 bucks for caboots.

    Those look friggin awesome!!!

    G-Fett

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