Saturday, October 16, 2010

Boots - Elastic Sided - Part 1


I'm posting a design of a boot you don't usually see in ready-to wear designs.  I don't know the exact name for this boot. However I've seen this boot from a few illustrations from the turn of the 20th Century and again from the 1920s and early 1930s. Somewhere along the way it disappeared into obscurity to be replaced by the duckbilled bicycle toe loafer and jester faux reptilian shoes that have become so prevalent in today's fashion.

The design of the boot is essentially the same as a chelsea boot however there is a seam (or throatline) at the area between the upper part of the vamp and where you normally have the show laces (throat).The model pictures is on a wide chisel toed last. But again as it is a custom made shoe this can be produced on a variety of different toe and last shapes.  I will be posting various styles of boots including the traditional chelsea boot which makes like RM Williams are famous for.

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