Patten Medieval 12th Century
The word “Patten” refers to wooden soled over shoes. The wooden patten was mainly used out of doors, to protect the foot with shoe against mud, cold and sharp debris. Up to 1500 the roads were rarely surfaced, and in wet weather people had to trudge through the muck. In the Late Middle Ages, pattens were worn as overshoes, and later, as regular shoes.
Made from 7/8 inch Poplar and vegetable tanned leather with a period buckle from Dress Accessories.
Bohemond's 12th Century Pattens are $45 and based on finds in medieval London. The wooden patten consists of wooden sole with a leather footstrap.
Made specially for Bohemond by Thomas Tobin Wood Turner.