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Unread 07-14-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Woody (Toy Story) Boots

Hey all,

I'm currently in the process of making a Woody from Toy Story costume and most of the parts (shirt, trousers, bandana, hat) etc have either been made (or close to) or acquired but I'm having a major issue finding a pair of boots here in the United Kingdom that is close to what Woody wears in the movies.

Has anyone seen anything out there on the internet?

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Unread 07-16-2018, 08:51 AM   #2
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Well, living in Texas I see boots every time I thrift shop, but that's a location specific advantage.

You will more than likely have to suck it up and pay shipping costs from the Americas. There are great boot makers in Mexico and Central America as well as in the US, but shipping from the US will be more reliable. Definitely look for used ones, good cowboy boots are not cheap.

Just a sample: https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Listing...uyerPrefs=true
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https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/54913135

Those are $350 boots....
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I dont know if you need mens or womens, but here's a few UK options for cowboy/wrangler boots. Unfortunately, as Penlowe pointed out, its a pretty distinctive american western look. You'll also need spurs in addition to the boots.

Mens-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/KANSAS-West...s=cowboy+boots

Women-
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FDU3R...d_i=B00FDU3RXE

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ladies-Wome...s=cowboy+boots

Maybe you'll have some luck on ebay?
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Thanks for all the replies guys as itís much appreciated.

As Iím in the U.K, it is ridiculously hard to find a pair of cowboy boots similar to what Woody wears in the movies. Iíve looked at so many options that Iím starting to think getting someone to make them for me would be a better option.

We have a few cowboy boot online stores here in the United Kingdom but unfortunately the style and colour that Woody has seem to be ridiculously rare for some reason. I gather tan cowboy boots here arenít as popular as brown or black ones.

Regarding getting someone to do a commission of a pair for me, does anyone know anyone/companies that youíd recommend?

I even searched Etsy to see if anyone was making them as thatís normally a great place for that sort of thing, and although there are people on there selling Woodyís shirt, vest etc, nobody is making his boots.
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Unread 07-17-2018, 10:34 AM   #6
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For custom boots you'd easily be looking at $300-$500 USD. EASILY. Importing some boots from the US or painting a pair that is the wrong color would be MUCH cheaper and easier.
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Unread 07-17-2018, 12:43 PM   #7
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For custom boots you'd easily be looking at $300-$500 USD. EASILY. Importing some boots from the US or painting a pair that is the wrong color would be MUCH cheaper and easier.
That's a very strong option at this point as the more I think about it, the more its going to be a costly job with a pair of custom boots. Also, adding customs charges on top would make it a very costly commission I reckon.
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Unread 07-18-2018, 06:37 AM   #8
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I even searched Etsy to see if anyone was making them as that’s normally a great place for that sort of thing, and although there are people on there selling Woody’s shirt, vest etc, nobody is making his boots.
It's just because you are looking for footwear. It's a completely different ballgame from 'costume' construction. A shirt can be low quality cotton and raw seams but footwear has to stand up to being worn regardless of the purpose or look of it. Making shoes or boots is highly specialized skill set requiring a number of expensive specialized tools. So, nobody who knows how to make shoes is going to make 'wear once' shoes.
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Unread 07-20-2018, 03:56 PM   #9
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It's just because you are looking for footwear. It's a completely different ballgame from 'costume' construction. A shirt can be low quality cotton and raw seams but footwear has to stand up to being worn regardless of the purpose or look of it. Making shoes or boots is highly specialized skill set requiring a number of expensive specialized tools. So, nobody who knows how to make shoes is going to make 'wear once' shoes.
Whilst I agree with some of the stuff you're saying, I disagree with other parts. I don't mean they have to make a pair of his boots from the ground up at all. A lot of people (like a guy that makes Kylo Ren's boots) uses a pair of already made boots but modifies them to make them look like the ones Kylo wears.
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