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Medieval High Turn Shoes

$ 110.00

The Medieval High Turn Shoes are a historically accurate leather midcalf laced boot and a jewel in my cordwainer’s crown! The best looking and most attractive historically accurate medieval shoe or low boot found in currently available documentation sources. The complexities, multiple pieces, complex curves give this shoe an unbelievable hand and fit.  Look sharp at your next medieval, HEMA, Renaissance, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Century reenactment event.

Product Details :

  • Combat Approved.
  • Available in BROWN only (shades may vary).
  • 100% constructed and sewn by hand.
  • Stitching 100 % historically accurate.
  • Upper made of alum tanned leather.
  • Sole is vegetable tanned leather.
  • Comes in a range of sizes from lady’s 4 – men’s 15
  • Full Sizes only, Women should round down, Men round up for 1/2 size
  • 3 leather ties per shoe.
  • Optional Lugged, anti-slip or crepe soles are NOT available for the Medieval High Shoes.

Add Ons: Shoe is slippery on slick surfaces.

    Returns and Exchanges: You may return shoes for absolutely any reason within 30 days of receipt for your choice of an exchange for different size or style, store credit or refund. See my Returns and Exchanges Policy.

    Care Instructions: Click Here to view care instructions for Medieval High Turn Shoes.

    Historical Accuracy:  Found in Stepping Through Time by Olaf Goubitz, Carol van Driel-Murry and Willy Groenman-van Waateringe, The Dordrecht (DDT 414), on page 139 figure 10.  What sets this shoe apart from many others are the keeper straps. Classified as a thong-fastened shoe it is dated to 13th Century Northern Europe with precedents dating from the 10th and 11th Century and antecedents dating into the 14th century. The Medieval High Shoe is common merchant class, nobleman's and noblewoman's shoe for the 10th through 14th Centuries it is a fantastically stylish middle ages shoe from medieval times.

    Construction:  The Medieval High Turn Shoe is constructed and sewn by hand using the historically documented methodology. (No machine stitches) (No Nails)  Linen thread is used for the edge to edge seem to connect the leather of the multiple pieces upper shoes together and uses the edge/flesh seam to attach the shoe to the hard vegetable tanned sole.  The keeper straps are woven into small cuts in the upper and held into place using friction. You may add as many leather laces as you wish; the shoe comes with 3.  Mixing the style of ties with other colors and widths of leather make it more personalized. The shoe is constructed inside out and turned right side out as the last step and that is how they get the type name of “turn shoe.”


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