The Baba boot: 60s pop footwear of choice

//Wondrous World Of Sonny & Cher, Atco, 1966. The duo plump for contrasting black + white Baba boots.//

Following the Chelsea boot post, here are a few images from THE LOOK archives which underline the pre-eminence of Anello & Davide’s variant the Baba boot in 60s pop.

Vintage fashion expert Lloyd Johnson explains the distinguishing features of the Baba: “They had wooden heels, Neolite (rubber resin) soles and very grainy soft leather uppers without a toe puff.”

//Front cover, Five By Five EP, Rolling Stones, Decca, 1964. Brian Jones wears Baba boots.//

//Pretty Things, 1964. Guitarist Brian Pendleton (far left) in Baba boots.//

According to Lloyd the Baba was priced £3 15/- (£3.75) in 1963. The Embassy, as worn by Pretty Things frontman Phil May (second left in the photograph above) were more expensive at £6.10/- (£6.50), due to the stacked leather heel and sole.

cyclo2000 said,

April 6, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

Mr Johnson does it again with another great post.
When will Lloyd be relaunching La Rocka then? I had a brief email correspondence with him a few years back about La Rocka

rockpopfashion said,

April 6, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

He has some plans for a new venture. It will, of course, be great.

Frye engineer said,

April 28, 2011 @ 10:45 am

I am not sure how comfortable they were, but they look great.

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