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Gladiator Biker Plate Boots

25 Jun 2013
chrisdvanne 1 Comments

River Tam, played by Summer Glau, frequently goes barefoot while wandering the ship in Joss Whedon's space western Firefly; although she occasionally slips on a pair of heavy leather boots.

River Tam's combat boots are featured in promotional photos, as well as in Firefly 1x05 'Safe':

Gladiator Biker Plate Boots

Gladiator Biker Plate Boots

Gladiator Biker Plate Boots


Summer Glau as River Tam in Firefly 1.05 SafeSummer Glau as River Tam in Firefly 1.05 Safe

Gallery links:
- Photoshoots > Studio Photoshoots > Firefly Promotional photos - 2002
- TV Shows (incl. Web series) > Firefly (2002 - 2003) > 1x05 Safe 1080p HD


According to a member Firefly's costume department, River's boots were originally from a store called "Hideout Fashions" on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. but the store has closed. However, the following boots are very similar to the the combat boots worn by River Tam.

The infamous steel-plated biker boot, hand manufactured in London, England. 

Gladiator Biker Plate Boots

These boot are not sold anymoyre at


The TUK A6215 Gladiator Boots with removable plate look like they would look right if you just took off the removable metal plate,

TUK A6215 Gladiator boots

TUK A6215 Gladiator boots




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  Message #1 | chapaluis67 | 05 Oct 2014, 23:53 GMT

I want some...How do I get them...

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