Mystery Boots

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by feltfan, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Just took a chance on eBay and made an offer on these boots.
    Any guesses as to age, original use, or manufacture?
     

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  2. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    And who knows what size they really are. I might be listing them here soon.
     
  3. AeroFan_07

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    Not sure, the seem like a type of English riding (horse) boot of a more traditional style. The small area of lacing is what is thowing me off the horse, I cannot say that I recoginize that feature at all on what are otherwise pull-on, zip-on boots. Any idea of size?
     
  4. feltfan

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    Thanks! I think the size stated is a guess, so I'm waiting to see. They say size 11 D or EEE, so ...
    I just did a quick image search on vintage English riding boots and I can't say the style
    matches. Looks more like Canadian or US manufacture to me, in style and Talon zipper.
    I was guessing cop boot. Note the wafflestomper Vibram soles.

    More guesses? Anyone seen anything quite like this?
     
  5. feltfan

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    Wow no more guesses? Age of the Talon?
     
  6. Technonut

    Technonut Practically Family

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    My first guess as well... A quick Google image search for 'police riding boots' show similar styles.
     
  7. feltfan

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    Interesting, Techonut. Good search. I added "vintage" to that and saw a few. Usually taller
    and rarely with that lacing scheme. Well I'll see what I learn when they get here.
     
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    Wouldn't be a riding boot with a vibram type sole.
     
  9. feltfan

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    I think by "riding" we mean iron horses.
     
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