somewhat OT/ waxing nostalgic--I had an "actual" pair of Beatle boots purchased at some hippy/hipster clothing shop in the village back in like '76 or so (post Beatles, I understand). Trash & Vaudeville, that was the name of the place, I remember big pink shopping bags & a kind of early punk rock thing going on--I'd be shocked if its still there. At any rate the boots, which I finally discarded several years or so ago, were black suede with a very thin sole, pointy toe, elastic side gores and serious heels, maybe 2.5-3", that had an inward slope at the back edge as they went down to the ground. They were, in a word, classic Beatle boots. Made popular by the Beatles & other British Invasion bands of the 60's, later adopted by the punk rock set which is right about the time I picked up my pair. Made in England as I recall, just can't put a name to 'em. Any other aging punk rockers out there in Style Forum land, or I am the only one hanging out in C&J Handgrades listening to early Clash, Dead Boys, Stooges, Ramones, Husker Du, Jam, Dictators, Stiff Little Fingers, Bad Brains, Real Kids, etc?