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Ms. Young
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« on: January 22, 2010, 09:17:47 AM »

I came across these in my searchings for new boots for my son for the upcoming season! I usually roam over ebay for days/weeks exc trying to find a decent pair (because getting 100% correct options just aren't in my price range with a growing boy!) I usually look for paddock boots, and with the speed lacers removed are fairly passable.  Grin Now if you don't want to spend the time searching for a cheaper option on ebay, I've found this site that has them new for a pretty fair price!

http://www.doversaddlery.com/childrens-saxon-equi-leather-lace-paddock-boot/p/X1-38512/cn/13/


And are on sale for about 5 bucks cheaper at the moment. Just thought I would pass on the link to those of you with children trying to find an appropriate shoe!
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Elaine Robeck
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 04:14:10 PM »

One caveat.  We got these boot for my son and they look pretty good-- or they did until they were completely shreaded across the toe at a one day event.  (I believe tree climbing was involved.)  Because they are synthetic they didn't just scuff.  Now it is really obvious that they aren't leather.  It's not so bad that I'll get rid of them, but it will bug me every time he wears them.

Another option folks can look into-- a local resale shop has me listed on their wshlist.  When they get boots, they will call me.  I've bought about 4 pairs in various sizes for $2-15/ pair. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 07:38:23 PM »

If a child is heat-sensitive, synthetic shoes will not breathe at all; leather will.

The other down-side with this style: I cannot document anywhere the combination of lacing *and* an elastic gusset. One or the other, yes, but both in the same shoe, no.

I would still lean heavily toward an all-leather, all-lace-up boot; the repairs are easier, they wear into a recognizable "leather" look seen in period photos and surviving shoes, and they pass down better (can be resoled, etc.) Sorry, it's my Little Black Raincloud tendency again.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 09:06:04 PM »

Elizabeth-- I like your Little Black Raincloud! It's very smart and informative!  Grin
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Ms. Young
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 09:15:26 AM »

Hmm I must have missed the elastic part.. It must be on the side not shown? Maybe I should read the details a bit more hehe. My son's last pair of shoes were synthetic and he didn't have much trouble with them wearing, in fact they still look brand new... And hasn't yet had an issue with overheating, however, he's not super sensitive to that, and most hot days he ends up playing in a bucket of water without them on haha.

I'm still keeping my eyes peeled on the web and such, maybe I'll try being put on the SA's wish list, I didn't even know they did that!! I'm so excited now...what else can I add to the list?!?! Huh

Thanks for the input tho guys! I bow down to the experts hehe. I wouldn't want to pass on bad information to people if it might mean their little ones could over heat or the boots would need to be replaced quickly exc because of it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 02:07:05 PM »

When our boys were younger and outgrowing their shoes every reenacting season, we found that desert boots were a good imitation of brogans.  The cut was very similar to the Jefferson brogans although we did need to get a bottle of shoe dye to blacken them.  The negative was that they have rubber soles.  We checked in the shoe outlets to get the smaller sizes and to keep the price down.

We should note that we did check with the commander of our regiment and received his approval of the rubber sole anachronism before we purchased the shoes. 

JC Penney has desert boots in their catalog but the price ($95) rivals a pair of brogans.

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Ms. Young
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2010, 05:19:30 PM »

http://shoesrus.net/clarks-desert-boot-black-suede-footwear/1386939.aspx

I'm assuming this is what you're talking about when you say desert boot? A few sites also have them listed as desert boots but they look more like a combat boot? Now to find these in a size 13 or 1! lol
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2010, 05:29:27 PM »

http://www.shoebuy.com/josmo-8190/133785/309329

Could these be an option for the younger kids? It looks like leather, however, it doesn't specify one way or the other?
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2010, 05:31:59 PM »

(Ms. Young, those are what I put on my toddlers!!  I got mine for $12.99 at Payless- they no longer carry them- and Walmart right now has a similar style in brown for $13, I think.)

http://shoesrus.net/clarks-desert-boot-black-suede-footwear/1386939.aspx

I'm assuming this is what you're talking about when you say desert boot? A few sites also have them listed as desert boots but they look more like a combat boot? Now to find these in a size 13 or 1! lol

I think she means these:

http://clarks.zappos.com/n/p/dp/7525243/c/820.html

http://clarks.zappos.com/n/p/dp/37050531/c/691.html
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Ms. Young
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2010, 05:37:14 PM »

Sigh, why can't my son stay little forever, so much cheaper! haha Getting into the larger sizes means more money, and he seems to grow about two sizes every year!
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2010, 10:55:47 PM »

Those Josmos are quite passable... cute!
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 02:28:37 PM »

Dredging up this old thread...my son has outgrown his last pair of lace up boots, and I'm hunting for some decent options. He's too big for the Josmo boots, and it is almost impossible to find lace up boots for boys that don't have chunky rubber soles and/or a zipper. I'm willing to invest a bit in a good pair of shoes because he had surgery on his feet this past spring and I'm hoping to pass them down to his baby brother (if they survive  Roll Eyes ) Can I get some opinions on these? We volunteer at Sutter's Fort with a target date around 1846. My young fellow is 6 and in long pants and size 10 shoe. I'd like to avoid suede because my boy is a dirt magnet and leather is easier to clean!

Option 1 Chelsea Boot with elastic gussets; not sure if elastic is appropriate for 46.

http://m.zara.com/us/en/kids/boy-%7C-4-14-years/shoes/classic-chelsea-boots-c269271p2775482.html#origin=related

Option 2 "Chukka" style boot

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/florsheim-flites-chukka-boots-leather-for-boys~p~8998f/?utm_source=GooglePLAs&utm_medium=PaidShopping&utm_term=Florsheim_Flites_Chukka_Boots_-_Leather_For_Boys&utm_campaign=PCGOOGLES5&currency=USD&codes-processed=true


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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2015, 08:49:01 PM »

I found a great boot today at Janie and Jack, all leather with a leather sole(!) and they were on sale for $42 this weekend. They were available in toddler sizes 4-12 and run large. My son tried a pair in 11 and they were enormous (he's about a 9.5-10). I'm pretty sure the wingtip styling isn't PC, but they're very well-made all-leather shoes at a really good price. They're "good enough" for my purposes!

http://www.janieandjack.com/shop/dept_item.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443478713&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374303180443&bmUID=1443930387139&productSizeSelected=0
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2015, 10:43:50 PM »

Glad you found something, I was going to offer another option *I* found today at Zara.  Near perfect congress gaiters with elastic sides.  I'll show them to  you when I see you!
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2015, 10:47:29 PM »

 

This is what they look like if anyone else is looking.

http://www.zara.com/us/en/kids/girl-|-4-14-years/shoes/soft-ankle-boots-c736014p2774679.html 
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2015, 07:56:19 AM »

Wow, those are nice!
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2015, 05:32:58 AM »

If these are sold out, or if Zara is inaccessible to you (it is to me), the current term for this style is "Chelsea boots." I just got some myself for modern wear. Cheesy
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