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    May 30, 2008, 6:23 PM - Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #1

    Apologies if this has been asked before. I am looking for a pair of these. I know about Motor Cowboys offerings -

    http://www.motorcowboy.com/c=GxoV1Yz...startrekboots/

    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.

    Thanks!
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    May 30, 2008, 7:24 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #2

    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.

    Rick
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    May 30, 2008, 11:53 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #3

    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.
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    May 31, 2008, 12:44 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #4

    Thanks Neon Sentry
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    May 31, 2008, 3:12 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #5

    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.
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    May 31, 2008, 10:24 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #6

    That would be great Jet Beetle
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    May 31, 2008, 10:39 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #7

    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!
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    May 31, 2008, 1:04 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #8

    Would you care to comment on what the inaccuracies were?

    Rick
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    May 31, 2008, 7:33 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #9

    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.



    - k

    - k
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    Jun 1, 2008, 2:22 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #10

    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?
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    Jun 1, 2008, 3:25 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #11

    ...or how about when Kirk is fighting drill thralls on Triskelion and his heels (and soles?) disappear?
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    Jun 1, 2008, 8:52 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #12

    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: View Post
    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.



    - k

    - k
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    Jan 14, 2017, 2:18 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #13

    What would be a good alternative to the Starfleet uniform boots? Western, knee-length black boots, or getting some costume boots?
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    Jan 15, 2017, 11:50 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #14

    There are none ,

    imo Durans can't be beat for the price.
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    Jan 16, 2017, 6:14 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #15

    I did Spock for DragonCon and thought these worked pretty well, they were costume boots though I got the one's that had the piratey? is that a word flaps since they looked overall a bit closer and cut off the top flap, also tightened them to my legs. For less expensive costume boots they did the trick.

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    Jan 18, 2017, 5:25 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #16

    Any new ideas on this? I hear someone named "Tiberius Kirk" makes some good ones.
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    Oct 6, 2017, 8:44 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #17

    Love to know more about finding an accurate TOS boot.
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    Oct 6, 2017, 11:38 AM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #18

    willies or durans thats it.

    Willies want to much for them imo and the shop is now run by somebody else and has moved so the lineage to the show is gone imo.

    Durans can do them and cheap too

    I see you are in L.A. check both of them out
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 14, 2017, 12:40 PM - Re: Star Trek TOS--The best replica boots available #19

    Duran's made my 66 Batman boots. They do awesome work. I need to order classic trek from them as well.

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