Well today I have been contacted by a reader who has gone one step further, and commissioned his own replicas – built from scratch!
I must say they are the BEST replica boots I have seen yet.
They were made in Los Angeles by a company called Duran’s for $250, which compares well with the $450 being charged by Magnoli Clothiers for their boots.
They seem to specialise in Flamenco and Folklorico dance shoes, but also have a line in shoes for the entertainment side of things.
One their website you can find Elvis boots; Robin (the boy wonder) boots; and some rather spectacular clown boots!
Anyway, they were copied directly from a pair of All Saints boots, which you can see in the photos on the left as a comparison.
If you want to commission a pair, I am sure they could help you out. You have to contact them by phone, but their website is still worth a look.