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kje54

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Someone to custom make a pair of "Paul Revere" riding boots for me. Tried Fugawee but no response yet as to custom work.
Here's my problem, I have an EEEE width which these days isn't a problem, the problem is my calf size......... I have 18" calves, I've always had huge calves and wide feet so I've always had to get my tall boots custom made.
 

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Wow! Good luck with the boots! Back in my working days I wore size 12 EEE's which I could get but I usually had to have steel toes, which nobody made right for big guys, except Red Wings. Had a pair of Tony Lamas cowboy boots which were the most comfortable I ever had. There are custom boot makers in Texas that can build anything you want, but the prices are commensurate with their skill.
 
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Go to any tack shop that sells English style tack or to the magazine section at a place like Barnes & Noble - look in the horse magazines & you will likely see ads for bootmakers. I cannot remember who made mine but they cost hundreds 20 years ago. If you are not actually going to use them riding, I might look at spending the $$$ on something else. If you are going to be riding, what do you have as a period saddle?
 

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Go to any tack shop that sells English style tack or to the magazine section at a place like Barnes & Noble - look in the horse magazines & you will likely see ads for bootmakers. I cannot remember who made mine but they cost hundreds 20 years ago. If you are not actually going to use them riding, I might look at spending the $$$ on something else. If you are going to be riding, what do you have as a period saddle?
Nope, no saddle but I like the look and supposedly they weren't just for riding, they became a "fashion statement" of their day. Other than Hessian boots and earlier "pirate boots" I know of no other styles available during that time period. Besides they'll fit my upper class persona.
 

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They do indeed look neat, but be advised that they are not very comfortable if you need to walk very far. "Chronicle of the Horse" or "Covertside" are magazines that are likely to have ads for bootmakers.
 

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They do indeed look neat, but be advised that they are not very comfortable if you need to walk very far. "Chronicle of the Horse" or "Covertside" are magazines that are likely to have ads for bootmakers.
Walking far is something I would love to be able to do again............ Until Walmart starts selling cybernetic body parts or the Borg shows up I'm a camp rat.
Right now I'm considering converting one of two pairs of boots, one is a so-so foreign made German officer riding boots the other is a fair pair of Jackboots. Both fit and I have the leather to do the buff uppers. I am considering one pair for the colonial timeline and one for the 17th century. They would both pass the "close enough" test. :)
 

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Some cowboys out here still wear moccasins for winter riding, plus a rubber overshoe. warmer than most boots in cold weather.

Maybe mocs would work for you, OP?
 

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Some cowboys out here still wear moccasins for winter riding, plus a rubber overshoe. warmer than most boots in cold weather.

Maybe mocs would work for you, OP?
I still wear mocs and Kaufman moc overshoes in winter. On my last pair of Kaufmans as they as Kaufaman has closed their doors. Now I am looking for a replacement pair of rubber overshoes.
 

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