Kneepads and Boots



The kneepads have 4 distinct grooves molded into the curved top area. The top two the grooves are wider than the bottom two grooves.

Mechanical drawing of the kneepads


Image of the snowtrooper boots on display in Chicago's field Museum 2001The Snowtrooper boots were actually a Canadian Military Mukluk, A cold weather boot issued to Canadian Military personel. Most Candian Military Surplus stores still carry these 1980's boots, but as time goes on, they will become more and more difficult to find.

We are attempting to find a supplier for Candian Mukluks for the fans. The place where we got our mukluks back in 2001 has no more. If you find a supplier of these boots, Email Us contact information so we may help other needy fans. Thanks.

You will want to modify the boots by ripping the "lace-up loops" off the boots surface. Also , riveting three 2cm (3/4 inch) web straps to the back of the upper section of the boot. Sew on some 1.25 cm (1/2 inch) wide velcro to the webstraps and make sure the straps fasten in the front of the boot. Make sure the velcro is smaller than the width of the webstrap as this is cruicial for making the costume look authentic.

The webstraps need to have a tight knit to them, not a big bulky knit. This is so that they kind of match the tight knitting of the Mukluck boot material. Possibly elastic straps would be a good substitute for webbing.

Refer to the images in the Reference Pictures section of this website for more images of kneecaps and Canadian muckluk boots. Pay close attention to the Webstraps on teh upper section of the boots.

You'll want to refer to our plaster casting and vacuumforming sections for info on how to make your vacuumformed parts.