Viking shoes type Jorvik with nailed double sole Korduan red
Hand dyed early medieval half boots with toggle and nailed through leather sole.
Made by the nail-through method. Almost indistinguishable from a turn-stitched shoe, but much sturdier in construction. The vegetable tanned leather upper is very supple and extremely stable.
The sole consists of two layers of sole leather. Our tread nails have also been incorporated into the lower sole. This variant of sole finishing, known since ancient times, provides more grip on meadows and extended durability of the sole.
This shoe is based on a shoe in the Museum of London which is dated to the 9th century. However, a very similar shoe was also found in Haithabu. We recommend the model for the 9th-11th century depending on the representation.
Made of vegetable tanned leather
Data Viking shoes type Jorvik with nailed double sole Korduan red:
Upper leather thickness: approx. 2.5mm
Outsole thickness: min. 8mm
Lining and / or insole: leather
About the size:
If you want to wear the shoes with insoles and thick socks, you can choose the specified shoe size. You should then have enough space for insole and socks. If you want to wear the shoes without insole or with thin socks, we recommend to choose one size smaller than your street shoe size.
About the dyeing:
The offered shoe is dyed by hand with alcohol-based oil dye and then sealed.
Most often shoes in this price segment are made with leather treated with acrylic-based paint. Since acrylic paint is an opaque paint, the dyeing process virtually applies a paper-thin layer of plastic paint to the leather. This looks very even, but has very little to do with the dyeing methods used in the Middle Ages or natural, original leather grain of the upper leather.
In the Middle Ages, vegetable dyeing slurry was used to dye the leather.
The principle of these dyeing processes is, as with the oil paint we use, that the color is absorbed and not applied opaquely as with acrylic. For this reason, our dyeing - although produced with color pigments of synthetic origin - resembles much more a "medieval dyeing" than modern prepared leather from the tannery.
Our dyeing method gives the shoe a character in antique look, because the pores of the natural material leather are different and the color is absorbed accordingly also differently in some places. Thus, each shoe is unique.
Scope of supply: 1 pair of Viking shoes type Jorvik with nailed double sole Korduan red