May 30, 2008, 5:23 PM - Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
Apologies if this has been asked before. I am looking for a pair of these. I know about Motor Cowboys offerings -
Are these the best option out there for quality- accuracy- price?
Has anyone bought them and have a review?? The season one versions look a bit off? Am I wrong.
May 30, 2008, 6:24 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
I read quite a lot about this on TREK boards when I was preparing to do a TOS Spock uniform. I'm sure people will correct me if I'm wrong.
It seems folks are pretty much in agreement that only Kirk had the higher Cuban heels pictured on the Motorcowboy example. Everyone else had lower "standard" heels. Note that his photo example is of Kirk on the transporter.
Also, many people seem to agree that different seasons had slightly differently taped toes. I seem to recall season one was more pointy.
In my opinion, the leather on the Motorcowboy pair isn't shiny enough compared with the original boots. I think the matte nature of the leather also makes them look more charcoal grey than black, but it may simply be the photo.
Just my 2 cents. I'm sure more profoundly educated people will chime in.
$350 is a reasonable price for completely custom made shoes.
Last edited by rickrickrick; May 30, 2008 at 8:41 PM.
May 30, 2008, 10:53 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
It's my understanding that MC's TOS boot offerings are inaccurate and overpriced, but good TOS boots are something of a Holy Grail of Trek costuming, so you'll be hard pressed to find better. Dewback Wing would probably be your best bet for a straight answer.
May 30, 2008, 11:44 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
May 31, 2008, 2:12 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
The originals were made from "glove leather" - very thin. I used to have some real good pics from auctions of the boots - I'll see if I can hunt them down.
May 31, 2008, 9:24 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
That would be great Jet Beetle
May 31, 2008, 9:39 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
The two different versions, or Protos, that Moto-boots has pictured were done for Phase -pistol and I.
I never went through and bought them though because they were still inaccurate and I got in on a run of boots that were made by the original maker.
I'm sure Karl will chime in and post some Pics!
May 31, 2008, 12:04 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
Would you care to comment on what the inaccuracies were?
May 31, 2008, 6:33 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
I actually never got any Motorcowboy boots... I have some regular costume boots, very thin.
The boots used in the show were all kinds, some were Western boots (especially in the pilots and early episodes), but they eventually had pointed toes and high Cuban heels.
The boot ran all the way up to the knee at times.
Here are the Western type boots from "The Cage" (note the buckle!)
Later boots with low heel.
Last edited by phase pistol; May 31, 2008 at 6:37 PM.
Jun 1, 2008, 1:22 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
Hah, phase, I was watching Trek and I specifically screen capped that shot of Kirk carrying Chekov for reference.
Oh, small question slightly related, in 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?', when Kirk is slipping off of the edge of the chasm, are the close-ups of the regular boots or stunt boots?
Jun 1, 2008, 2:25 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
...or how about when Kirk is fighting drill thralls on Triskelion and his heels (and soles?) disappear?
Jun 1, 2008, 7:52 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available
I am most interested in getting the lower heel versions in thse pictures- I guess from season two of the series. I think they look the most "classic" as i remember the show.
phase pistol said:
phase pistol, Replica Props
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