Ever since I saw Enterprise in its first run on TV I loved the boots that they wear. At the time, as a fifteen year old kid I searched every store, everywhere. It wasn’t until very recently that I learned that the reason I could not find them anywhere is that the costume department bought the entire run of “Alfani” brand boots.
After a 13 year gap and break from my obsession with all things Star Trek props I began looking into these boots again at the end of last year. I found several mentions of them all over the internet but nothing much.
I resolved to have the boots created for me. It has been a very complex project and using screen-caps and eventually pictures of the genuine article provided by an inside source, I was able to get really clear reference photos for the shoemaker.
I thought I would share this project with you guys because I think there is a possibility that some of you wanted Enterprise boots as much as I do.
Here are some of the in-progress pictures.
The shoemaker was unable to make the sole of the boots in the way that reflects the originals.
The boots are currently at a local cobbler getting a new sole - which promises to be 90%+ accurate. He is also refinishing the top of the boots making the “ribbing” more pronounced as reflected in the photo at the top of this post.
More on this as the project develops.