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    Boots

    As I missed out on other boot runs and none seem to be readily available for me to finish my costume I'm talking with a local bootmaker about making a replica of the original boot. The bootmaker is a trusted source that has been producing boots for 501st folks for some time, and by local I mean 20-30 minutes, starts with a "CA" and ends with "boots". Having said this is anyone who may have missed out on other opportunities interested in this possibility?
    I realize there's another thread concerning a run that may or may not work out and I don't mean to detract from it, but I know that a few folks are in the same boat as I and may be interested and I want to move forward.

    Update #1
    I attempted contact with the POC yesterday afternoon 3/14, asking if they had taken a look at the materials provided. If I don't hear anything by Tuesday I will ask again.
    ***I received a response from the contact; The information is being reviewed by the design manager and an answer is forthcoming on whether they can do it or not. As soon as the POC gets the answer they will contact me.***

    Update#2
    I recieved a response from our POC, looks like we are a little bit closer. I also reminded them of the possibility of using the same base boot but with the different colors of white/tan;

    "I wanted to give you an update on your request. I think we are going to try and do a sample pair. We are working on getting the soles for them. I am not sure of an estimate yet but as soon as I have more information for you I will be happy to let you know. Please let me know if you have any further questions I can help you with."

    Update#3
    I recieved another update concerning the different versions of the boot;

    "Let me see what we can do... the black on black and I think the tan on tan should both be possible. The white I am unsure about....."

    So, the Jango and Galactic Marines/Kashyyk Troopers may be set but the white option for the ARC/Capt. Rex may not be possible.

    Update #4

    From the maker
    "Once the prototype is made, just about any color combination should be possible"

    Update #5

    The maker is waiting on the leather to be delivered for the prototype (within the next week), once it's in the boot should take approximately 2 days to complete and they will update me with info then.

    Update #6

    The prototype is 90% complete and is currently sitting on the rack for form. Still no word on pricing and I am waiting for the POC to get back to me on construction time after the prototype is approved.

    Update #7

    I received the prototype photos today, they are of the tan/tan boot combination. They are close but not as close as I would have hoped as they could not locate a sole that was exact. I am starting a question list to respond to the maker. so if you have comments please post them and I will put them on the list. I will send the comments/questions back to the maker in 48hrs., so please speak up ASAP.











    Update #8

    I visited the shop yeterday afternoon to discuss the boots with the POC, owner and maker. I also brought my Bed Stu's for them to examine in person and take measurements. They took several pictures and we discussed the issues with the prototype, specifically the arch and toe. They are now looking for a sole that has an arch as close as possible to what we want and believe they can find one as I explained this is the most important detail. However, if they cannot they are also exploring the option of using the soles pictured above, but with modifications to increase the arch depth and if necessary manufacture a piece to simulate the high arch that we need or even making a mold of the Bed Stu's sole for incorporation into a new boot. If the last option is the only choice it will limit the size range a bit.
    They are also changing the toe from a pointed design to the box design for the next prototype. As I get more info I will post it.



    FINAL UPDATE

    I'm sure it is no suprise that this is the final update to this long running thread. The CA folks have not replied back with any updates or given any indications that they intend to change the boots to meet the specification that we requested in over 6 weeks. In my last e-mail and follow up visit to their shop they were waiting for their boot guy to attach sole samples that were supposed to be closer to the original, and update the toe shape. Neither of which had happened when I got there.

    Sorry folks, I really thought they were going to come through on these.
    Last edited by Gee2; Oct 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM. Reason: Final Update

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    Re: Boots

    yeah, I'd be interested

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    Yes, I'm intersted too!!!

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    Im defenitly in!

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    I would be interested if its just the boot base (ie like the GBX2's)- I need one for my Kashyyyk trooper

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    Ok then, I'll work the information with the maker and post updates as things progress. The intent isn't to offer these on my own but make them available from the maker to folks that need/want them. I have no idea what cost would be or time involved so please let's not go down that road.
    I would be interested if its just the boot base (ie like the GBX2's)- I need one for my Kashyyyk trooper
    I appreciate your need and I can't speak for the maker but right now I'm focusing on just the Jango boot as a whole.

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    I'd be interested also. I need something comfortable for a change. =D

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    I emailed mcboy they may help I need good pics of Jango, Kashyyyk, and galactic marine boots to email to him sned pics to chl@gate.net.

    THanks

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    Sorry, but who is mcboy.
    I know wendys, Burger King, KFC but never heard about mcboy
    No serious, who is mcboy?

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    Re: Boots

    Bubba Kenobi said: View Post
    I emailed mcboy they may help I need good pics of Jango, Kashyyyk, and galactic marine boots to email to him sned pics to chl@gate.net.

    THanks
    You should start your own thread, as this one has been started by Gee2 specifically for the purpose of gauging interest in the possibly of working something out with another maker.

    I would be interested if the other run falls through.

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    I thought he was looking for another boot maker. I made some calls to try and help everbody. Do I need to start another boot thread? How many do we need.

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    I thought he was looking for another boot maker. I made some calls to try and help everbody. Do I need to start another boot thread? How many do we need.
    Sorry for the confusion BK, I have an established bootmaker that currently produces other boots (Boba, troopers, etc.) that happens to be local and I'm going to work on the feasability of them producing a Jango boot as part of their product line for those of us that "missed the boat" or need new pairs.

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    I am interested in Boots, count me in. But I thought in the past it maker said no. Hope that is not the case. We need good boots

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    Ok folks I made contact with one of their reps today, she stated that she believes it would be possible and not a major hassle to put them together. There would of course be some minor differences due to copyright, but nothing that would detract from the majority of the boot components.
    They requested images of the original and I have sent off three e-mails at about 4 megs each with every image from TDH and anyplace else I could find of the original KC boots. My plan is to contact them every 7-10 days barring them gettting in touch with me to keep the momentum on this going. As I hear something I will pass it on here.

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    Nice!!!

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    great kashyyyk and galactic marines will be happy to.

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    Re: Boots

    Sorry to chime in late, but I would like to be included in the interest column as well.

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    hey Gee - didnt realise u were plannig on something LIKE the original KC boot - definately count me in then - with the usual price pending etc

    Nate

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    Re: Boots

    Interested here too Gee.

    Cheers

    Tony

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    Gee - you might find this thread interesting.
    BSN tried goign down the caboots route in 2006

    http://forum.bikerscout.net/index.php?showtopic=484

    think this was wot BK was talkin abt

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    Re: Boots

    Gee2 said: View Post
    They requested images of the original and I have sent off three e-mails at about 4 megs each with every image from TDH and anyplace else I could find of the original KC boots.
    Do you want some pics of a size 10 KC shoes with a ruler in inches? I don't have the boots, but I can take pics of the sole since its the same, so you can have more reference, and with a ruler.

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    Re: Boots

    Gee - you might find this thread interesting.
    BSN tried goign down the caboots route in 2006

    http://forum.bikerscout.net/index.php?showtopic=484

    think this was wot BK was talkin abt

    That is interesting, at this point I guess we wait to hear an answer back and then go from there. Judging by the responses here and some of the pms I've received we have about 35-40 folks looking for boots, but nothing near 500 or 1000.
    I just find it hard to swallow that other folks have had sucessful runs from smaller bootmakers for boots that are "like" and an established maker that has ties to our little "costuming group" would pass on making some

    Do you want some pics of a size 10 KC shoes with a ruler in inches? I don't have the boots, but I can take pics of the sole since its the same, so you can have more reference, and with a ruler.
    I think we're good to go right now, if they call for more info you'll be the first I hit up.

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    Re: Boots

    Interested too!!!!!!!!1

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    gee - you met teh rep; and she was much mroe enthusiatic this time round by the sounds of it.

    however, if they start saying we need more numbers, might be worth posting on clonetroopers.net/galactic marine section, clone-empires and bikerscout.net/kashyyyk trooper section.

    alternatively, I post on those forums quite regularly too, and can do it on ur behalf to try and stir up more interest - esp.ly if u are going for KC type boot, I am sure aspiring Jangos, Galactic marines AND kashyyyk troopers might help build numbers?

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    Heat,

    I would appreciate it if you would post it, I have a feeling the more folks we can get in on the project the better our chances are.

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