Just what the title says. Has there been any evidence for either argument...boots custom built or based off an exsisting boot. I.e. The strips were added and the color was changed, but the boot essentially remained the same.
Based on the "Dive Boots" recommendation above, I went looking and may have found some that could work as a good, cheap base boot for about $35. It would require some painting/coloring. (How would you paint neoprene anyway?) The piping could be easily stitched on. Maybe paint the sole with white latex paint?
Mannie Bothans wrote:
...she thought the boots looked a lot like a British Neoprene boot. ...but she said to check out dive boots of different kinds.