I’m not going to lie, the boot covers were intimidating. I found some tutorials online, but didn’t think I had the leather-working skills to pull them off effectively. So, I outsourced the labor.
I found a gentleman named James Neathery who is pretty good with leather. Having already made numerous copies of these boot covers, I sent him a message asking him to make a pair for me. If anyone is interested in custom projects, I’ll post his business card in the bottom of this blog post.
So, here is what they look like (with rocket booster mounted) side by side with the screen used boot covers:
You can see the quality of the leatherwork, here. They are well made. Each cover comes in two parts, the front and back. The straps stretch around the leg and fasten to rivets on the back of the boot covers. There is an elastic strap on the bottom that loop over the shoe, holding the cover in place. Having seen a picture of the clip on the back of my rocket boosters, James placed a strap on the side that allows me to attach them snugly.
Here’s a picture of the back:
I must say, they fit really well. James asked for some measurements so they fit me perfectly and over the pants I purchased for this outfit.
Overall, I’m really pleased. For an added bonus, I have a video showing the boot covers and what they look like when worn.
Finally, here is James’ business card.