Why Son of Sandlar
We at the Son of Sandlar workshop recognize that there are many options to choose from in selecting footwear that suits your needs. Wearing good boots is very important when you are trudging around a renaissance festival. With uneven terrains comprised of rocks, gravel, mud and dust, you need all the support you can get.
Some of our competitors offer “costume” boots really designed for indoor wear. Others still offer moccasins that are not designed well enough to suit rough conditions of the terrain that they face. Some even offer custom-made footwear that are priced for the wealthiest of patrons and often deliver a substandard design. If you find yourself fatigued at the end of the day, it might be the hot sun and the grog; but you may also look to your footwear for blame. Bad designs, shoddy materials and/or poor craftsmanship can really work a number over on your feet, knees and lower back. Your feet need the support of a good BOOT to ensure comfort and reduce heel strikes and pressure on your knees and lower back.
Before making a purchase, please be sure to be informed about what you are buying. There are many options out there for footwear. More expensive is not always better; but cheaper can often be just that, CHEAP. It’s an awful shame when we are at a festival, and someone having recently spent $150 on a “costume” pair of boots finds them just falling apart after a few weeks of wear. Worse yet, we see some who elect to spend thousands on custom-fitted moccasins only to find that their moccasins comprised of premium materials and superb craftsmanship, but utterly disappointed in their design, which sorely lack the support needed.
The key to making a good purchase and lifelong investment is to know what you are buying. Be informed about the materials used. Learn from others and listen to their testimonials. We don’t often see our patrons who NEED a new pair, but rather someone who comes in and says “I love these boots, I’ve had them for 15 years, can I get another pair with a red trim.” Son of Sandlar offers the finest boots available in the world. We are proud to over-engineer our boots and have armies of loyal patrons who will attest to the same.
We will stand against any competitor with our heads held high. The quality of our boots speaks for themselves. We hope to see you join our family and sing our praises too.