Late medieval half-boots with laces. Shoes of this type have been worn across all classes throughout a long period. This shoe type is also featured in the book "shoes and patterns" from Francis Grew and Margarethe de Neergard and dated to 1100-1450.
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 leather on top is very supple and extremely rugged. Findings of these shoes are in many museums. Similar findings shoes are also available in earlier times.
The shoes are made of natural tanned leather
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.
These shoe model comes ungreased and undyed. This means you can dye and grease or just grease the shoes. Grease nurtures and protects the leather. Therefore we highly recommend greasing these shoes regularly.
delivery content: 1 pair high- and late medieval shoes