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Hi
Anybody know of a supplier of mens and women's victorian lace-up or button-up boots?

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Oh I wish, please chaps, have seen lots on USA sites, but not found any nice ones here so far, and have been looking for a while...
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Actually - although Steve has asked about boots, I really rather have Victorian shoes. I'm not a boot girl!
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I'm a huge fan of these boots from Grishko, very comfy and leather soled. My black pair have been in constant use for several years now
They do a lower height one too, and I picked up a white pair on the US ebay for £15 a couple of weeks ago that I'll dye when I need to
http://www.grishko.ru/encharacter/danceshoes_3975.aspx

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Thanks Sally, they do look gorgeous, looks like we can source them through specialist dance wear shops here, will have to find out how much...
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lucy the tudor wrote:Thanks Sally, they do look gorgeous, looks like we can source them through specialist dance wear shops here, will have to find out how much...
Shop around, they vary in price quite a lot! Excellent boots thoug, because they are intended for dance you have enough room to wiggle your toes without looking clunky, very helpful when you are on your feet all day.

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sally wrote:
lucy the tudor wrote:Thanks Sally, they do look gorgeous, looks like we can source them through specialist dance wear shops here, will have to find out how much...
Shop around, they vary in price quite a lot! Excellent boots thoug, because they are intended for dance you have enough room to wiggle your toes without looking clunky, very helpful when you are on your feet all day.
Now I have a comfortable corset, it seems the next logical step 8-)
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Not cheap, but very good quality, and several different types of Victorian boot.

http://www.anellodavide.com/pdf/ninteenthcentury.pdf

I had some boots from them years ago - blissful to wear - I wore them out!

And currently on E Bay, in my size!! http://clothes.shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_ ... m270.l1311

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[quote="Shadowcat"]Not cheap, but very good quality, and several different types of Victorian boot.

http://www.anellodavide.com/pdf/ninteenthcentury.pdf

I had some boots from them years ago - blissful to wear - I wore them out!

When you say "not cheap" , am I to understand, as they don't display a price list on their website, that " as I have to ask, I can't afford them" ?
Ball park figure..?
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I'm guessing now, as it's years since I looked at the prices, but probably not less than £250.00, and upwards! Some of the E Bay ones looked pretty good, I must say.

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My suspicions were correct then ( sigh) I'm sure they're worth it.
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Thanks to everybody for their replies.
Isn't there a gap in the market for a shoemaker here?
I guess there aren't as many Victorian civilian re-enactors as other periods but surely there's enough to make it worthwhile.

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I'd say speak to Mr Garlick- there's not much he doesn't seem to know about footwear and likes custom work.
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lucy the tudor wrote:My suspicions were correct then ( sigh) I'm sure they're worth it.
They are - often custom made - you have to fill in forms and give measurements. And the leather is beeootiful - purrs!

I have a second hand pair and they too are really comfortable.

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Always the way when you stop looking for something, just found some nice lookalike shoes in BHS ( popped in to use the loo on the way to the bank) they are wide fitting and of the kind that fasten with a bow halfway up the foot, I will be replacing their nasty shoelace with black silk. They really are the closest thing I've found for a long while, and only £20.
If I ever manage to sort the camera thing, I'll pop a photy on.
Meanwhile, I will still lust after the London ones.
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Eve, I bumped into Steve at lunchtime and he told me of your want. I might be able to make you some if I had an idea of what you want and when. You can either call me or bring pictures to the restaurant :D

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Kind of depends on what class and era. For 1850s mill worker I bought clogs, managed to get some on ebay very cheaply. For my 1855 Middle class governess type impression I got some leather sole boots by John White, again from ebay. They have aged beautifully.
If you're interested in a indoor pump I have a simple pattern, made easily in soft leather or satin.
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Thanks,Tod, and everyone.

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<MODERATOR> I'm moving this to costumes as the problem is solved but there is some very useful advice here.
Is it 'coz I is middewl clarse, aih?

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