The Champ’s Boots

These boots are actually stilts that were worn by Elton John in the 1975 rock opera Tommy.
Modeled on ‘cherry red’ Dr Martens the Tommy Boots were molded in fiberglass by the Northamptonshire chemical firm Scott Bader, and put together by the props department of Columbia Pictures. They stand 4 foot 6.5 inches high.

Elton John kept the boots and sold them in 1988. They were bought by R Griggs, makers of Dr. Martens and are on loan to the Northampton Museum.