wow, those are awesome, they'd match my belts i like to wear. and they'd fit me, not that i have the $500+ to drop on em. but it gives me a good idea to take my engineer boots and get them studded/jeweled.
I can only imagine a collector paid that much for them (but I'd guess that means other collectors would have to be raising the bid price), because that kind of studding is ridiculously easy to do yourself. Just ask this sweet leather vest I did it to that would go perfect w/those boots. Well, perfectly overkilled, anyways. And I'm not sure those are from the 50's. Maybe 60's or 70's? Weren't most bikers in the 50's just wearing army boots?