Star Trek: Enterprise Boots


#1


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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.


#2

Wow, you’re dedicated! Are you getting the whole costume made to wear?

That’s interesting about buying out the boot supply. I hadn’t heard that before. I recently spent some time looking for various shoes based on the auction descriptions that say what they are. Some you can find, some are very rare.


#3

I’m actually just getting the boots made for now. I should have them this Saturday evening, needless to say after 16 years I am pretty damned excited about them.

I would love to get the entire Enterprise “Archer” costume made at some point but I don’t know too many folks in the costuming arena.


#4

Are you familiar with the Bad Wolf costume guides? They’re very detailed, so a good tailor can probably do an excellent job, even if they’re not an experience fan/costumer.


#5

I am not aware of Bad Wolf costume guides. I will look into it.


#6

Anovos sells what looks to be an accurate NX-01 cap as well.

And the correct underclothes are vintage DKNY.


#7

Those look great!
The bottom picture, those would even look good as TNG boots.
Can’t wait to see the updated enterprise boots.


#8


Home stretch! The boots are structurally done. A minor amount of work needed for the edge of the sole but I’m picking them up tomorrow morning.


#9

Looks great! Are they completely custom, or is there a donor boot being used?


#10

Thank you. They are 100% created. No donor boots.


#11

AThe boots are 100% done. I had the strap reworked after I noticed the ribs don’t cover the whole strap.

Super happy with the result


#12

That’s awesome! Maybe the first to make a pair since the real ones were made.


#13

Nothing a Star Trek Prop Guy can’t do!