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
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 early medieval shoes