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  1. electric_jay's Avatar
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    Jul 2, 2006, 3:08 PM - Boot find... #1

    I don't know if this has been mentioned here before...but I was just watching ESB and while I'm not a Boba, I pay attention to the man whenever I see the movie. 8)
    I happened to look at the boots, and something rang a bell...so I went and looked at the MoM pictures, and yeah...those really look like a vintage pair of cold-water HAT diver's boots. My uncle did HAT diving and welding in the late 70s early 80s, and he had a few pair of boots just like these, but without the piping, which appears to be glued on.
    Just for the sake of passing along info, if you're wanting a good pair of base boots to build up, look for some SCUBA boots. XS Scuba makes a decent pair, but they're all round-toed.
    Again, don't know if this had been covered, I did a search and didn't really find anything.
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    Jul 2, 2006, 6:23 PM - Re: Boot find... #2

    I found some interesting boots from a search that look okay:
    http://www.capnrick.com/sys-tmpl/boots/

    They are not exact but they could be modified...

    These are interesting too:
    http://www.aquanaut.com.au/catalogue...ro.php/1/11/21
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    Jul 2, 2006, 8:20 PM - Re: Boot find... #3

    If I remember correctly, they were Australian miner boots.

    Wes
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    Jul 2, 2006, 8:27 PM - Re: Boot find... #4

    Miner's boots don't look anything like that, Austrailian or otherwise...in my experience.
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    Jul 2, 2006, 8:48 PM - Re: Boot find... #5

    Ah, well, what the hell do I know?
    Back before this place was TDH, someone ID'd the boots and posted a picture. Like I said, "if I remember correctly..." they were Australian miner boots.

    Wes
    Last edited by Jango_Wes; Jul 2, 2006 at 8:53 PM.
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    Jul 2, 2006, 9:26 PM - Re: Boot find... #6

    Quote Jango_Wes said:
    Ah, well, what the hell do I know?
    Back before this place was TDH, someone ID'd the boots and posted a picture. Like I said, "if I remember correctly..." they were Australian miner boots.

    Wes
    A lot man, and you make awesome boots!
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    Jul 2, 2006, 9:57 PM - Re: Boot find... #7

    Quote Jango_Wes said:
    Ah, well, what the hell do I know?
    Back before this place was TDH, someone ID'd the boots and posted a picture. Like I said, "if I remember correctly..." they were Australian miner boots.

    Wes
    Does anyone know where this info is? I wasn't here before TDH and I don't recall anyone saying the boots were identified yet. I thought we still weren't sure about them.
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    Jul 2, 2006, 11:18 PM - Re: Boot find... #8

    I said in my experience...and I have had a little bit of experience with mining.
    Mining boots are high-topped like combat boots and have a lug sole made of either hard plastic or cast steel.
    I may be wrong too.
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    Jul 3, 2006, 2:56 AM - Re: Boot find... #9

    Wes is right, they were identified (complete with pics) back on the old TUBFC ListBot E-mail list (circa 1997-2000) as older-style Australian miner boots. The story goes, one member was showing his family his Fett progress, when his grandfather (a miner from Australia, no less) ID'ed the boots.

    I thought I had the picture saved, but it's been a long time since I've seen it.

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