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    Jun 30, 2004, 6:08 PM - Re: CA Boots #51


    Brak's Buddy wrote:

    I just sent CA boots a full rundown with picture comparisons of what I think needs to be changed... We will just have to see what they say!
    They'll say Mak'em Yourself
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    Jun 30, 2004, 6:26 PM - Re: CA Boots #52


    BobaFettish wrote:

    Other than the material suggestions, what else does everyone see that could use some tweaking before going into production?
    I marked the differences I see between the boots in red with Photoshop.

    <IMG SRC=http://www.essex1.com/people/dkim68/tdh/bootz.jpg>

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    Jun 30, 2004, 10:41 PM - Re: CA Boots #53

    Great info!!!

    Wish I had know about these 2 months ago... oh well, still good to know there are options. Cheaper options.

    Roman
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    Jul 1, 2004, 4:19 PM - Re: CA Boots #54

    OK back on track,
    Living in the UK the leather boots would be more practical for Trooping or cons with the wet weather we have over here, I hate walking around with wet feet, but if they do make the changes to the boots I may get both, one for my display and one for going out in.
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    Jul 1, 2004, 5:20 PM - Re: CA Boots #55

    If someone was going to make a product, then make it inaccurate, it would be counterproductive because few people would be interested. At least they are making an effort to make some corrections
    Now for the subject of the boots I've done some research on shoe making (I am NO expert, and I don't claim to be )But what seems to be happening is that when these boots are made, they need to be formed over a wooden or synthetic boot shaped form called a Last. The shape of the Last determines the shape of the boot. When you do a run of these boots, you need a Last for every size, that's why usually only full sizes are offered, 8,9,10 and the like, or you would need almost twice as many Lasts if you included 1/2 sizes.

    The problem with Fett's boot is its unusual toe shape. Lasts are hard to make, custom shoes have hand made Lasts that replicate the customer's foot accurately, and are made to resemble the final look of the shoe. To reduce the need for labor and cost on these products, shoe makers buy Pre-made Lasts that come in standard sizes and basic shapes. The shape of the pre-made Lasts do not match the Fett boot shape..... but they don't want to hand make the Left and Right Last for 5 different size boots that they are going to make in small numbers, that doesn't resemble anything else, and probably can't be used for anything else So how do they make it work? They take a pre-made last, probably a size bigger and cut the toe off, to square it off. They do a little bit of work to get a relatively close shape .... but not exact As far as materials and colors, those are easy changes. I don't think the shape is something that's going to be changed because it would be too costly.
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    Jul 1, 2004, 9:22 PM - Re: CA Boots #56


    fettcicle wrote:

    The problem with Fett's boot is its unusual toe shape.
    Yes, the toe section is like half a hexagon. That's what I was trying to draw above.
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    Jul 1, 2004, 10:05 PM - Re: CA Boots #57

    Yes, the original boots come to a point at the end of each one of the rows of piping. On the CA boots, the boots come to a point only on either side of the center section, and the sole isn't angled at all, it's rounded at the toe. Another thing I believe is that the original boots were all white and dyed gray. The Pre-pro boots seem to have a much darker center strip, where as the later versions seem to have a center strip that is only slightly darker then the rest of the boot. I also noticed that the elastic on the sides doesn't go all the way up, but stops short, it has an additional piece of elastic to fill in the gap (not really an issue with the CA boots, I don't think it's a major issue) But what else is interesting is that there seems to be a piece of fabric behind the elastic and can be seen in a few exhibit pictures ....
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    Jul 1, 2004, 11:48 PM - Re: CA Boots #58

    I am not so sure that is another piece of elastic, but rather the same piece only stretched out to accomodate the mannequin's ankle. Either way, that is a minor detail that will be covered by your spats (at least on the RotJ suit).
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    Jul 1, 2004, 11:58 PM - Re: CA Boots #59

    When the picture is enlarged, you can see that it's 2 different pieces trust me Whaaaaaaaa BAM!

    http://photos.imageevent.com/fettcic...BOOTS%2002.JPG
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    Jul 2, 2004, 11:32 AM - Re: CA Boots #60

    Actually, to me that looks like the stitching is just done an opposite direction at the top of the elastic so it does not unravel or get stretched out like elastic can do in that type of spot. It appears to all be the same piece of elastic.
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    Jul 2, 2004, 11:44 AM - Re: CA Boots #61

    E-mail sent.
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    Jul 2, 2004, 10:33 PM - Re: CA Boots #62

    Don't know about the elastic, but I think you may be on to something with the white fabric dyed grey or at least a lighter grey dyed darker.

    WooHoo This is my 1000th post!
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    Jul 2, 2004, 11:57 PM - Re: CA Boots #63

    To me it looks like the back side of one piece of elastic (the longer piece) and the front side of another, and the piece of elastic they used wasn't long enough so they needed to add an extra piece.... I know what you mean about the edge, kinda like when you buy a piece of fabric, it has that bias on the edge to keep it from fraying, but I still think it's an extra piece of elastic What I find strange is the extra fabric at the very top behinde the elastic, makes me wonder if they didn't try to cover a pre-made shoe .... I know that has been considered.
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    Jul 3, 2004, 12:04 AM - Re: CA Boots #64

    Has anyone else ever noticed how right above the sole, there is a line of stitching running parallel to the sole? It doesnt seem to run very straight (when compared to the sole) which could strengthen the theory that they covered a pre-exhisting boot. It looks like a cover was made and then sewn to the original boot. It does seem like a hard area to get to to sew, but it is possible.
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    Jul 3, 2004, 12:39 AM - Re: CA Boots #65

    OK, that sounds good. I had a thought. What if ... (famous last words ) What if the White boots made for the Albino Fett (was originally supposed to be a type of super storm trooper) were vynil like the stormtrooper boots and they didn't want to paint them, or couldn't without the paint cracking off and were covered with fabric, and the elastic they used wasn't long enough to cover the side.... so they added a little piece I was looking at the albino Fett pic (only one shows the boots) and I can't see any elastic on the side .... or it's just white, or the resolution just isn't good enough to see it. I'm pretty sure the albino Fett boots were reused, hence the white soles, not that they wouldn't use white soles on a new pair of boots ... but why waste a good pair of shoes
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    Jul 3, 2004, 8:36 AM - Re: CA Boots #66

    I'd like to see that Albino boot photo.
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    Jul 3, 2004, 9:28 AM - Re: CA Boots #67

    I have to say I really like CA Boots and their fast shipping. I just received mt Stormtrooper boots yesterday, they arrived fast and they are excellent as far the workmanship.
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    Jul 3, 2004, 10:54 AM - Re: CA Boots #68

    Here is the Albino Fett

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    Jul 3, 2004, 12:17 PM - Re: CA Boots #69

    Again, I thought we had already hashed out the original color of the boots with pic evidence, but I guess now is good time just to reaffirm that the boots were originally all white- quite possibly down to the elastic.

    This information has been cofirmed by the person who originally painted a couple pair of Fett boots.
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    Jul 3, 2004, 1:27 PM - Re: CA Boots #70

    Hey TylerDurden, thats cool info, is there a topic for it on here?
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    Jul 5, 2004, 3:22 PM - Re: CA Boots #71

    What's the update on the Jango Fett boots?

    Thanks.
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    Jul 13, 2004, 9:11 PM - Re: CA Boots #72

    E-Mail sent!
    What a great find!
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    Jul 15, 2004, 3:56 PM - Re: CA Boots #73

    Okay guys, I "talked" to Michelle via Joey Sanchez email and here is her reply to my questions about the Fett boots..."We are already in the process of making the changes recommended to us by so many Boba Fett fans, so if you would like to place an order they will be canvas with a sleeker look to them."

    "Yes the price for the Boba Fett boots is still &#36;100, you can order them
    using the link below."

    http://caboots.zoovy.com/product/BOBAFETT

    Please include all previous email.

    Have a wonderful day,

    Michelle
    (Sales/Fashion Guru)

    So here ya go.

    Great job guys on pressing them in the most favorable way to make updates and changes for the die-hard Fett fans! Sounds like they got the message.

    Geo
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    Jul 17, 2004, 10:57 AM - Re: CA Boots #74

    Any updates on the Jango Fett boots?

    thanks
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    Aug 12, 2004, 2:57 PM - Re: CA Boots #75


    Joey at CABoots wrote:

    We are close.

    The factory is doing final assembly this coming week, so we should have them here in about 10 days.

    So Sept 1st is looking good.
    Cuts it close for DCon, but I'm still hopeful.

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