Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stompers n.

also stumpers, stomps
[SAmE stomp, to stamp]

1. (US) large, heavy boots, esp. cowboy boots; occas. in sing.

[UK]Ordinary of Newgate Account 31 July [Internet] We not being content with this, took his § Wedges out of his ‖ Stomps [...] ‖ Shoes.
[US]‘Jonathan Slick’ High Life in N.Y. II 150: I jest stuck out my left stomper.
[US]T. Winthrop John Brent 280: He made these yer boots, an’ reg’lar stompers they is.
[US]G. Underwood ‘Razorback Sl.’ in AS L:1/2 67: stompers n Boots, especially cowboy boots.

2. (UK Und./US black) shoes.

[US]Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 22 Aug. 7/7: Stomps — (shoes).
[US]D. Burley Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 65: I [...] let ’em dig them stomps and that sky and that pair of pistols I’m sporting at my ankles.
[US]L. Durst Jives of Dr. Hepcat (1989) 6: The scarf is low at the castle, my fronts are on the thin side, my stomps got eyes, the landlord is putting down a clown for his scratch.
[US] ‘“Hipster” Rev. Dict.’ Mad mag. Oct. 20: shoes – sandals, stompers, kicks.
[US]C. Cooper Jr Scene (1996) 157: I started [...] buyin clothes, strides and stomps that’d set you back a whole month’s pay.
[US]H.E. Roberts Third Ear n.p.: stumpers n. shoes.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Airtight Willie and Me 58: Streak had a fear that some shuffler would shim his pad and cop his five dozen pairs of stomps.