Medieval Buckled Shoe - Black
These shoes, available in red, green and black, are perfect to wear just as they are. Or why not get creative and decorate them with some stamping or cutwork? Customising a Make Your Own Medieval shoe is a great way to get a custom shoe without the custom shoe price tag.
Prior to the 12th century shoes commonly fastened with either toggles or leather ties. After the 12th century the wealth of the individual dictated the fastening of the shoe. Metal was expensive and only the wealthier classes could afford to wear buckles on their shoes. Based on archaeological finds, buckles on shoes appear to have become more common later in the 14th and 15th century.
This shoe was designed by us based on feedback we received from reenactors and is considerably higher quality than other mass made shoes currently on the market. Each of these shoes is made of 7.5oz (3mm) quality leather which is supple and soft. To add extra durability and comfort for the wearer this reproduction features a 5mm thick sole which is nailed.
To better protect the nails in the shoes from high humidity and wet Australian conditions our newest batches of shoes have two extra layers of galvanized anti rust paint applied to the nails. After the nails are hammered into the shoes the exposed nail heads are hand painted with another two layers of galvanized coating to better protect the nails from rust and moisture.
Leather will absorb moisture from the ground and sweat so it is important to make sure the shoes are dry after use. Residual moisture will increase the chance of the shoes going moldy or the nails rusting.
These shoes are Australian Women's sizes. If you are an Australian customer the shoes you buy in modern shoe stores generally are not in Australian sizes but US sizes. Please see the below chart for a guide.
|Foot length (in cm)||24||25||25.7||26.7||27.3|
|Australian Woman's Shoe Size (MYOM Shoes)||6||7||8||9||10|
|US/Australian Women's Shoe Store Size||7.5||8.5||9.5||10.5||12|
|US/Australian Men's Shoe Store Size||6||7||8||9||10.5|
Shoes of this type are most suitable for impressions between the 12th century and 15th century.
Perfect for Medieval and Renaissance re-enactment, LARP, historical costuming and SCA.
Available in ladies sizes 6,7,8,9,10