early medieval half-boots with toggles. Shoes of this type have been worn across all classes throughout a long period. This shoe type is exhibited in the museum of london. It is dated to the 9th century there. Furthermore a very similar shoe type was find in Haithabu, a german early medieval trading center.
We recommend these shoes for reenactment of 9th-11th century, depending on the portrayal.
Almost indistinguishable from a turn-sewed shoe, but much more stable in construction as it features a thick sole which is nailed to the top leather.
The sole consists of two pieces of sole leather. The first sole is nailed with hob nails additionally to make a better grip on grassland and extend lifetime of the shoe.
The shoes are made of natural tanned leather
material information early medieval shoes:
Upper leather thickness: approximately 2.5mm
outsole leather thickness: min. 8mm
Upper material: leather
If you wear the shoes with an inlay sole and thick socks, you can choose just your foot size and it should fit. If you don't use inlay soles or thick socks, then please take them a size smaller so they won't be too big.
We color the shoes after incoming order individual which takes app. 5 working days. This is the reason for the stated delivery time. Despite that you have your fully withdrawal right of 1 month.
We color the shoes with oil dye on an alcohol base which is a very good solution for a medieval look. Most offered shoes in this price category are painted with colors on acryl base which is a covering color. But medieval coloring meant that the color soaks into the leather and you still see the natural surface texture afterwards. Even if our color has synthetic paint pigments, it exactly does that. It soaks into the leather and gives you this beautiful look as shown in the pictures. Every pair of shoes is unique due to the fact that the pores in the leather soak differently. Due to our manufacturing you get this antique look and a truly highlight for your medieval garb.
The name Korduan red comes from medieval times. Cordoba was the central for red leather in the middle ages for a long time and most of the red leathers came from there.
delivery content: 1 pair early medieval shoes