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    Jul 14, 2014, 11:04 PM - Prada alternatives- think these work? #1

    Hey all!
    I'm really not in the budget range for Prada, but I did manage to find these.

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    Compare to the originals...

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    I actually like them more than the Pradas! A little more 'lets go curb stomp some people' than a designer cut has. They have the right sole and ankle style. What do you guys think?
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    Jul 14, 2014, 11:26 PM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #2

    I think the only thing is the bottoms aren't criss crossed

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    hm...
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    Jul 15, 2014, 12:55 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #3

    I think they look OK. But to be sure, contact your GMO what he says. He is the one to approve your costume.

    What I don't get: When we were looking for the boots they went really cheap on ebay. Like 30-50$. You'll have to have patience to find a regular auction in your size. But as the costume in general takes long time to build, why not?
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    Jul 15, 2014, 7:03 PM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #4

    Yeah, how did they go up in price so much!? Now I find them for $180, minimum. Much more common to find them around $250. It's crazy.
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    Jul 16, 2014, 1:01 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #5

    Are these "Buy now" offers or regular auctions?

    And what is your search term?
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    Jul 16, 2014, 4:19 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #6

    Buy now. I looked up "Chelsea Boot" and it was listed as "Bass Leather Chelsea Gore Ankle Boot"
    They were about $25, so if I can make them work that's a steal!

    Shoes are surprisingly malleable. I know from a high heel obsession I'm thinking I'll fill in those chunky soles with something durable, then cut the proper indent style in myself. Shouldn't look bad if I'm careful.
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    Jul 16, 2014, 6:23 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #7

    I was asking for the Prada boots. Because those Buy now auctions for over 200$ existed then too.
    We searched for used ones and auctions.

    The only search term was Prada boots/ankleboots/bootee

    All we needed then was patience...and some luck
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    Jul 17, 2014, 2:22 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #8

    Oh, duh. Sorry
    I've been perusing the used section since April. Maybe more patience, you're right. Until one appears I'll see what I can do with these guys.
    Anything else you can suggest? The soles...paint of course...make sure the ankle/toe guards will fit properly...

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    Jul 17, 2014, 3:10 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #9

    We havn't started our boots yet, so I can't give you any tipps on that.

    But there are lots of threads in the forum.
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    Aug 1, 2014, 10:38 PM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #10

    I've found boots on ebay but all sizes are too big! Anyone found any alternatives in smaller sizes?
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    Aug 3, 2014, 7:12 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #11

    These original Prada boots cost £400 when new, so what does that make in US dollars?

    You can find them occasionally on ebay. I got two pairs, of which the first pair I kept myself and second went with the costume. I think I paid £50 for both, not bad price and that was about seven years ago as they were the first part I got ready for the costume. Been keeping eye on them here and then since, if I could find another pair, but with no luck.

    Those boots you got there, look great and also you don't need to paint them. Fingers crossed you can get them cleared.
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    Aug 4, 2014, 9:53 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #12

    I'm looking into getting them made for my small shoe size.

    Friend of mine asked why you couldn't just hash out the pattern on a workboot. Anyone tried this?
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    Aug 5, 2014, 2:52 PM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #13

    Hi there,


    I think that you must be patient and buy Prada boots, sometimes put on auction Prada shoes used, I bought mine on ebay.


    The sole of the boot in the first picture is different from the sole of the boot Zam and the front of the original boot has a square shape.

    Good luck.
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    Aug 10, 2014, 6:51 AM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #14

    Quote Nomisha said: View Post
    I've found boots on ebay but all sizes are too big! Anyone found any alternatives in smaller sizes?
    Yup! I'll message it to you.
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    Oct 20, 2014, 1:55 PM - Re: Prada alternatives- think these work? #15

    When I got my boots --- way back when, they cost me something like $250 US. I bought them off of eBay. It about killed me to cut them up and start working on them. Sold them off when I parted out my costume last year.

    You just need to be patient with eBay when looking for the right boots. I would look for something close (and cheap) for the short-term. But keep my eyes open for the right boots and be willing to pay for the the long term.

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