This Mary Rose shoe is documented to the shipwreck of the Mary Rose. She was the flagship of King Henry the VIII but she was sunk by the French in the Solent in 1549. She was raised in 1982 (and you can see her at the www.maryrose.org Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England). This shoe was worn by a typical sailor and is one of the few examples of preserved shoes that is not of an elite class. The slits were to let the water out, and they are made of a sturdy construction with a thick sole cobbled with nails to ensure long lasting quality. These are real pirate shoes!
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 227 of the 2007 paperback edition. The shoe is depicted in figure 26.
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.
Currently only offered in black.
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