Early period shoes tended to be simple in construction, usually made from turn shoe construction. This style would have been worn anywhere from Biblical times but even up to the Viking and Medieval era. These shoes also work with later period styles and are perfect camp shoes or slippers.
We have both turn shoe and hob nob style of these shoes. The turn shoe is more period but the hobnob (flat sole) tends to be better for modern feet. Please let us know which you prefer when you order.
This is a period style shoe with documentation found in Stepping through Time (Archaeological Foodwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800 by Olaf Goubitz.) This academic book documents actual medieval shoes found preserved and discusses historical construction techniques. This particular shoe is found on page 143of the 2007 paperback edition. The shoe is depicted in figures 24. Also page 155, figures 5, 9.
Our turnshoe is handcrafted and made from a soft leather. They are perfect camp shoes or slippers!
Our sizes are listed in US Mens (M), Womens (W), These shoes are pretty true to size. Since they are made of leather they will stretch.
Shoes can be returned unworn for a full refund if they don't fit.