Let’s start by taking a look at these things. Here are a few pictures of the screen used costume pieces:
Like pretty much everything else Star-Lord wears, I’m pretty sure that these are custom made. They are definitely boots. The bottoms look like sketchers with a sneaker like sole. At first, I thought he was simply wearing sketchers with boot covers. However, when you examine the back of his legs, you can definitely tell that he is wearing boots. They are weird boots, but boots nonetheless.
As I saw it, I had two ways of tackling these.
- Buy Sketchers. Proper boot covers would conceal the fact that I’m not wearing shoes.
- Find boots – hope they look somewhat like the screen used versions.
I chose to go with option 1. Because the majority of whatever boots I bought would be covered by the boot covers, it made sense to me to focus on making the exposed part of the footwear – the part on my feet – match as best as possible. It also occurred to me that running in boots sucks. A lot. Wearing shoes would make things a lot easier.
For matching shoes, I went with these:
These sketchers seem to match the base of the boots fairly well. In particular, I noticed that the soles as viewed from the sides appears to be dead on. So, these are what I went with. Let’s hope that it’s not too noticeable that I’m not wearing boots!
The 5k is getting closer and closer…