Black medieval shoes with lacing
Shoes of this type were worn across all estates, throughout the late Middle Ages and even earlier.
Made by the nail-through method. Almost indistinguishable from a turn-stitched shoe, but much more stable in construction. The vegetable tanned upper leather is very supple and extremely stable.
Finds of these medieval shoes are in many museums. Similar shoe finds also exist from earlier times. Among other things, this type of shoe is also found in the work "Shoes and Patterns" by Francis Grew and Margarethe de Neergaard and is dated there to 1100-1450.
Details medieval shoes:
Upper leather thickness: ca. 2,5mm
Outsole thickness: min. 5mm
Upper material: leather
Lining and / or cover sole: leather
The offered shoe is dyed by hand with alcohol-based oil dye and then sealed. Since the dyeing is done after receipt of order, the delivery time is given as 7 working days (5 working days + 1-2 working days shipping). Despite the order individual production you have a full month right of return if not satisfied!
Mostly shoes in this price segment are made with leather, which was treated with acrylic-based paint. Since acrylic paint is an opaque color, the dye is virtually a very thin layer of plastic paint on 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 - is much more like a "medieval dyeing" than modern prepared leather from the tannery.
Our dyeing method gives the shoe an unmistakable 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.
Each pair of shoes is unique and a highlight for any medieval garb.
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.
Scope of delivery: 1 pair of medieval shoes