ANH Luke Skywalker boots?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by VegasSkywalker, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. VegasSkywalker

    VegasSkywalker Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    I remember there was a research thread on the old board a while back. But I cant seem to find any of the information from it. Does anyone remember what type of Boots they used for Luke while Filming A New Hope?

    Any Information would be appreciated..

    -Mike
     
  2. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It was still a mystery last I read
     
  3. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep, nobody knows what they were. They were very similar in style to Leia's though which made me think they were a found item but I never found anything in years of searching.

    Very few people make replicas and even fewer make accurate replicas.

    I have what I believe are the most accurate replicas made to date which I put a lot of research into. However, they weren't cheap. :unsure

     
  4. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I also have a set from magic wardrobe and they were pretty expensive- but they look really good
     
  5. VegasSkywalker

    VegasSkywalker Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys have any pictures? Id love to see them. Are MotorCowboys any acurate?

    -Mike
     
  6. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Mine are in storage and not easily accessible- sorry
     
  7. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Motorcowboy's look awful. Completely the wrong shape and they even have the wrong number of side splits.

    Here are mine from The Magic Wardrobe. Their boots went through two revisions before I was happy with them. I admit I was a pain in their * making them change everything again and again, but they'll admit it was worth it in the end as they are now producing the most accurate Luke boots anywhere :)

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    The man himself isn't quite finished yet but here's a preview. The glass eyes are temporary - wrong color and too big an iris.
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  8. Bantha Crossing

    Bantha Crossing Well-Known Member

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    I was told once by someone who got to examine Luke's costume a long time ago, that the boots were custom made by Vans. I never did get around to try and confirm this with the company or not.
     
  9. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Those boots look great Kurtyboy- did you weather them with an airbrush or pastels??
     
  10. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    They came weathered. Not sure how they did them but they're really well done.

     
  11. mtsbspidey

    mtsbspidey Well-Known Member

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    i'm not sure if they still have them...but payless had boots that were very very very close less than a year ago...they were in the women's section though...so they're really only an option if you've got small-ish feet....skott
     
  12. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know the ones you mean. Some people have used them as a cheap option. But to say they are that similar to the originals is a big exageration.

     

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