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 Post subject: Colonial Marine Boots
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:17 pm 

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Hey everyone this is my first time making a Colonial Marine costume and I'm having a hard time finding boots like they wore in the film in a small size. I wear a size 6 women's anyone know where to find some? Maybe on Amazon.com?

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 Post subject: Re: Colonial Marine Shoes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:25 pm 
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It has been argued* that all the women actually wore regular leather combat boots as opposed to the OD jungles that most others had. Moosh found some pretty good looking leather boots in a women's size 2 even, so I think you will hopefully have more options going that route.


*Everyone knows Vasquez wore black leather combat boots from here scene in the air ducts stomping the aliens face before she shoots it. I believe I have proved Dietrich also had leather, but my fuzzy images are hardly definitive. Ferro and Spunkmeyer can be seen walking the cargo bay in black leather and as a flight crew it makes sense. My theory is they couldnt find women's size OD jungles even back then! But what do I know...


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 Post subject: Re: Colonial Marine Shoes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:45 pm 
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http://altama.com/products/8852-olive-drab-jungle-vulcanized-boot


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:14 pm 

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Thanks for the posts so I'm guessing either jungle boots or plain black would be good and accurate for this costume?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:25 pm 
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I have lots of actual production Vietnam era and 1980s OD Jungle Boots, but none in your size. I highly recommend against the $20 Chinese knock-offs in a surplus store, since they'll kill your feet.

The link above that Dom provided, is a quality product, at a close-out price. That can't be beat! Hurry up and grab a pair before they sell out.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Wow, that's a great price!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:35 pm 
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darkcrusader88 wrote:
Thanks for the posts so I'm guessing either jungle boots or plain black would be good and accurate for this costume?
Yes ma'am. Go with what you like best.

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Wow, that's a great price!


Holy cow that is! Too bad they dont have my size or I'd have bought them right now myself.


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I bought a pair of black jungle boots by Wellco, I think they make small women's sizes

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I would check out SODA brand. They make black womens leather combat style boots. I found a Girls SODA Dome-II pair in size 2 youth, but every place I found them they were sold out. Eventually I lucked out and found a different brand on ebay in Girls size 2 They should be here in about a week or so.

These are the ones I am getting. No idea what the brand is

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I did find these too, they are cheap however. Quality wasn't important to me since I never walk on my boots, they are pretty much just for show, but if Doms excellent find doesn't suit you, you could check these out too.

http://www.soldiercity.com/childrens-ol ... boots.html

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My youth size 2 would have been Mens size 1 I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Colonial Marine Shoes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:46 am 

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I've just started looking for a pair myself as Ive started building my costume. I'm surprised by the price range on the Internet. They seem to range from about $27 to $100. I think I need to try some on to get an idea of the proper fit. I usually wear a 9 1/2, but boots seem to vary. There are a few surplus and boot shops in my area (metro Detroit) so hopefully I can find something close to at least figure out which size I need.


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 Post subject: Re: Colonial Marine Shoes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:38 am 
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I bought Altamas a few years ago and paid about $120. They're comfy and can be worn all day at a con. I also bought cheap Chinese knock-offs for $20... and now, I want to invade China.


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That's what I needed to know! Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Colonial Marine Shoes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:00 am 
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Here's a seller with accurate boots in various small sizes:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Altama-8878-Oli ... 41694ea164

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:39 am 
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*Everyone knows Vasquez wore black leather combat boots from here scene in the air ducts stomping the aliens face before she shoots it.


I was sure that everyone knew that the boot stomping the Xeno's face wasn't Jennete Goldsteins/Vazquez's but actually Gale Ann Hurd (Producer) because in the close up Goldstein wasn't getting the recoil of the 9mm pistol right due to over-exaggeration.....Hurd was/is an avid shooter, so she was drafted in for the close cut to ensure it looked 'right'

Trivia! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:51 pm 
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Sahara? Not Vibram?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:55 pm 
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demoncase wrote:
bigbisont wrote:
*Everyone knows Vasquez wore black leather combat boots from here scene in the air ducts stomping the aliens face before she shoots it.


I was sure that everyone knew that the boot stomping the Xeno's face wasn't Jennete Goldsteins/Vazquez's but actually Gale Ann Hurd (Producer) because in the close up Goldstein wasn't getting the recoil of the 9mm pistol right due to over-exaggeration.....Hurd was/is an avid shooter, so she was drafted in for the close cut to ensure it looked 'right'

Trivia! :mrgreen:


Well yeah, but like any good 'stunt double', Gale wore the same gear as the character. Def a fun fact but it doesn't discredit the statement.

(Sorry if I am taking your intentions wrong, just felt like the setup implied I was unaware of key elements)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Sahara? Not Vibram?


Vibram is correct. Sahara is the current work boot style sole, but it is almost gone.


When I got mine several years ago, the were already discontinued.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:14 pm 
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bigbisont wrote:
demoncase wrote:
bigbisont wrote:
*Everyone knows Vasquez wore black leather combat boots from here scene in the air ducts stomping the aliens face before she shoots it.


I was sure that everyone knew that the boot stomping the Xeno's face wasn't Jennete Goldsteins/Vazquez's but actually Gale Ann Hurd (Producer) because in the close up Goldstein wasn't getting the recoil of the 9mm pistol right due to over-exaggeration.....Hurd was/is an avid shooter, so she was drafted in for the close cut to ensure it looked 'right'

Trivia! :mrgreen:


Well yeah, but like any good 'stunt double', Gale wore the same gear as the character. Def a fun fact but it doesn't discredit the statement.

(Sorry if I am taking your intentions wrong, just felt like the setup implied I was unaware of key elements)


No offence taking or intended....just wanted to drop in a little added geekery ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:59 pm 
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I have lots of Vietnam to 1980s boots!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:39 am 
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Noble wrote:
Vibram is correct. Sahara is the current work boot style sole, but it is almost gone.

When I got mine several years ago, the were already discontinued.


I see. It's been forever since I've had to buy a pair.


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 Post subject: Re: Colonial Marine Shoes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:24 am 

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I just ordered a pair of the Altama today!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:29 pm 

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So does anyone know where I can get dog tags like the ones in Aliens? And do we ever know other than name what's on their dog tags?

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There is a thread on them here:

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Thanks for the link Magnus isn't there a discussion on here where you can get a marine number?

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