The story goes
ImperialBoots originated when a French and Taiwanese Star Wars passionates who met in the middle kingdom. Both work in China for over 10 years and engaged in developing the Star Wars phenomenon through various production projects. After sourcing and producing several items for themselves, they set their eyes and helping fellow 501st members in finding great footwear to complete their costume starting with the iconic stormtrooper (tk) boots. Based on the positive feedback they then turned their eyes on shoes for the newly released stormtrooper and the classic Tie Pilot. Along the way the opportunity to make some high quality leather gloves offered itself.
In 2015 they were joined by a fellow garrison member to support their effort. The first online store was then open, new shipping partners, new tools, new processes were then implemented with the sole intend to get more quality products sent to more fellow troopers and share our passion for well crafted costume parts. After 3 years of relentless efforts to introduce new parts, and make the experience smoother for all, in 2018 ImperialBoots became -IB- With over 1500 pair of 421 sold worldwide, -IB- has gained the trust of fellow 501st troopers and the costuming community in general.
When you buy from -IB- you will get quality, comfortable and screen accurate replicas that not only looks good but also feels right. Every items that we sell has been made by hand, in our workshop, ensuring the quality of the production in terms of size, shapes, colors and materials. Ultimately, we are dedicated in providing quality, excellent comfort, durable footwear for the friends of the Empire.
As artisan we care deeply about what we produce,
As 501st members ourselves, we know how important visual details are,
As stormtrooper we understand first hand how critical a comfortable costume is.