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In search of kinky boots

Contributed by editor on Jan 11, 2006 - 01:11 PM


IN SEARCH OF KINKY BOOTS

Dear Ed

Your interesting article about some of the background to the film "Kinky Boots" didn't mention where the firm of W J Brooks was before it closed.

It may be the same place of course because I have no way of knowing, but there used to be a Company in Salisbury which would manufacture any type of boot, or shoe, that a customer cared to design.

Unfortunately I can no longer remember the name of that firm. It is possible, I suppose. that they may have closed down also. However it must be worth searching around in that area.

The boots I got them to make for me were thigh-boots which had the intended advantage of revelaing a large amount of "stocking-top" area above. They had a zip up the back of the leg, which meant that they could follow the shape of the leg accurately. I was able to specify exactly what shape of sole and heel I wanted and the "Weight" of leather that I wanted them made from. Mine were black (because of the whore-ish black stocking-top effect) but the Company would have made them in any colour I wanted. Their prices were affordable.

I had heard of the Company by accident in the first place but found that they were a very old-established family firm (with enough imagination not to treat anything kinky as a possible breach of the Law).

I hope there is something in this that may give you a lead. If I had more time I would go there myself to try to find them for you.

Best wishes for 2006

David



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