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New vendor for Old Luke boots - Po-Zu

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: New vendor for Old Luke boots - Po-Zu Reply with quote

A friend sent me this link earlier:

https://po-zu.com/collections/all/products/skywalker

Officially licensed, produced by the same people who made Rey's boots for the films. Price is decent, general appearance is pretty good IMO, with some possible mods required on the strap at the back to hold the calf-wraps.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be really nice if they didn't have the 'Star Wars Po Zu' stamp and the strap in the back, but nice boots. Smile The removable top would need to be replaced by cloth wrappings anyway for costuming purposes, so it's nice they are made to be removable.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the boots a little while back, and finally got around to taking pictures recently.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oj9p6wvxolh6gss/AAAVDwMRS-5G3fZbWM_LmgYna?dl=0

The faux puttees are a waste of time, IMO - I like the idea, but not the execution. Fabric is wrong, color doesn't work for any of the three Luke costumes from TFA and TLJ. I have puttees for both Crait Luke and Old Luke, so I'm not terribly concerned about these.

The boots, however, look pretty good to me. Maybe a bit better for Old Luke than for Hobo Luke and Crait Luke because the boots are weathered tan. Hobo and Crait Luke's boots look darker than Old Luke's. Biggest issue, IMO, is the stamped logo/name on the heel leather. I would love to be able to steam those out, or something, but have no idea if it's possible. And of course, you must carefully remove the little velcro-closure strips for the faux puttees. Unable to address durability at this time.

Still available for purchase at Po-Zu. 225GBP (about US$293), and you may have to pay shipping - I did not, for my pre-order.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shame about the logo being there. You won't be able to steam it out as it is deeply embossed into the leather. They look like nice boots otherwise.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those puttees are made of nope. Razz But otherwise the boot itself looks nice. I wonder if you could very finely paint the lines of the stamp to blend it?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, pretty displeased with the puttees. Got chocolate-brown wool puttees to replace them, though they came without a tie-wrap like my tan ones for Old Luke. Going to need to add those, I think, for convenience.

Planning to try to dampen and heat the stamps to reduce the depth as much as possible, and then considering using something flexible like E6000 to fill in the remaining stamps and coloring and texturing it to match the rest of the boot.
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