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Big John worn full upright.
Big John worn full upright.

Mens Big John Leather Thigh and Knee Boots (Discontinued)

On sale $249.00
Renaissance Faire Price:$400.00
Your Savings:$151.00(38%)
Part Number:Big John

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10 (SOLD OUT) [+$-50.00]
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16 (+$5) (SOLD OUT) [+$5.00]

Mens Big John Leather Thigh and Knee Boots

Like most of our boots, our Big John's are quite versatile boots. Whether you are into SCA, renaissance, LARP, pirating, steampunk etc., these boots can carry you through. Wear em' upright, scrunch em', fold em'! We sell dozens of this style boot for weddings & theater productions!

A friendly client told us
"With one pair of socks and surprisingly thin soles, I wore 35 pounds of chain mail for several hours while walking on uneven and rocky and lumpy ground - no pavement at a Ren' Faire! My feet did not complain at all." As you can imagine...that made our day!!

Durable black leather boots feature soft fabric lining, 7" inside ankle zipper for easy on/off and a flat extra durable rubber grip sole with 1" heel. Boots can be worn upright or folded for a variety of looks. Fold/cuff height is 5". Boot has a "u" cut-out at top back of boot for easier walking. These only come in black & medium width whole sizes only.


The overwhelming feedback we are getting so far on this new cut is to order the size you normally wear. If you are a solid 1/2 size, go up. You can wear a gel insole or an extra pair of socks to take up any slack. Please keep in mind if you are in-between sizes or in doubt, the general rule of thumb in the footwear industry is to go up in size, not down.

Calf is taken at mid calf, boot height is measured fully upright and of course will shorten if you fold them. Thigh is measured across the top of boot. Please check the measurements below to be sure this will work for your size calves, thigh, etc. If your not sure what size to get after reading the below example, please contact us for help.

If you wear a solid 10.5 go up to an 11. If you wear a 12, you'll need a 12. Don't let the sole length complicate things.

Please note: We do offer the measurement of the boots although it is NOT the best way to fit your foot. Because your foot will change in arch, shape and size if you measure them standing as opposed to sitting ect., we highly recommend not using the sole length or width etc. Also, don't try to measure your own footwear for sole length because different styles of shoes have different "over hangs" ect. It simply is the least efficient way to fit yourself. Trust us, we've been doing this for several years now. Thus, the best way is to use the example above. However, if we don't include the measurements, people want them. Please do use the above example as your primary method of selecting your size and you'll be much more satisfied. Thank you.


(Boot shaft will stretch a slight bit.)
Boot Size Calf Thigh Boot Full Height Sole Length
6 14.75" 20" 28.5" 9.75"
7 15" 20.5" 28.5" 10"
8 15" 21" 29" 10.5"
9 16.5" 22" 29" 10.75"
10 17.5" 22.5" 30" 11"
11 17.75" 23.5" 30" 11.5"
12 18" 24" 30.5" 11.75"
13 18.25" 24.5" 31" 12"
14 18.5" 25" 31" 12.5"
15 19.25" 25.25" 31.25" 12.75"
16 19.75" 26" 31.5" 13
5 Stars
Really Fantastic Boots. We are useing them for a Youth Theatre Production and they are Great! Well made fit great, and so far Very durable. Thanks Again
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Reviewed by:  from Paradise Valley, AZ. on 11/12/2012
5 Stars
Great boots! I loved the zippered section at the ankel. Made it easier to get on and off. The boot was a littl large (next size down would have been too small) I wore 2 pairs of gym socks and they worked great!
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Reviewed by:  from Virignia. on 8/19/2012
5 Stars
I wore these boots constantly for two days whilst entertaining at the Lithgow Ironfest last weekend. The bots fitted well and the soft leather is very comfortable, which enabled me to walk arround all day and also ride some novalty bycycles.
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Reviewed by:  from Lithgow NSW Autralia 2790. on 4/24/2012
5 Stars
knee high renn boots, big john
very good boots and the upgrade on the sole is a marked improvement
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Reviewed by:  from san antonio, tx. on 1/7/2012
5 Stars
Wonderful Purchase
Just a great pair of boots! Very happy with the fit and the look. I went ahead and put some gel insoles in before I wore them and they felt great. 2 renaissance faires in two weeks and my feet never hurt! Wonderful purchase.
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Reviewed by:  from Addis, LA. on 11/23/2013
5 Stars
Great Boot
This is a very comfortable boot. The zippers on the side make it so much easier to put on. I am very happy with this product.
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Reviewed by:  from Charlotte, NC. on 5/11/2013
5 Stars
Great boots!
We ordered these boots for a college production of 'Into the Woods', and they are working wonderfully for my actors! They look great on stage, and the gentlemen say that they are very comfortable. Thank you!
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Reviewed by:  from Raleigh, NC. on 2/9/2013
5 Stars
Why shop anywhere else
This is my third pair of these in four years. No, they haven't worn out. The other two pair wound up incorped to period mannikin displays. Versatile and comfortable boots. I wear 14s. As a senior citizen the ankle zipper just makes it easier to handle. Always fit tight and they are very comfortable. Service from SCAboot has always be second to none.
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Reviewed by:  from Petersburg VA. on 10/24/2011
5 Stars
Lord Duncan
These boots are truly well made. Very comfortable and look to be very durable for long comfort and use. The lining is a plus as it gives friction to remain in position during wear. Very pleased and certainly share these with many friends in the community.
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Reviewed by:  from Kansas. on 3/29/2011
5 Stars
Big John Thigh and Knee Boot Review
Great boot! Very comfortable to wear. Just as described.
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Reviewed by:  from New River Arizona. on 2/15/2011

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