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Medieval Latchet Turn Shoes

$ 75.00

Medieval Latchet Turn Shoes for men and women are historically accurate medieval footwear turn shoes and a great addition to any medieval or SCA garb, LARP, Renaissance Fairs, and Cosplay costume.

Product Details :

  • Available in brown only (shades may vary)
  • 100% constructed and sewn by hand
  • Made of real leather with vegetable tanned leather sole
  • 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.
  • Optional Lugged, anti-slip or crepe soles are NOT available for the Medieval Latchet Turn Shoes

Add Ons: Shoe is slippery on slick surfaces.

Returns and Exchanges: You may return the Medieval Latchet Turn 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 the Medieval Latchet Turn Shoes.

Historical Accuracy:  Found in both Shoes and Pattens by the Museum of London and Stepping Through Time by Olaf Goubitz, Carol van Driel-Murry and Willy Groenman-van Waateringe, Medieval Latchet Turn Shoes is a nobleman's and noblewoman's shoe for the 10th through 14h Centuries it is the quintessential middle ages shoe from medieval times.

There are five different lengths of point as described in Shoes and Pattens, 0 being a rounded toe and .5 being grossly exaggeratedly long points.  The Medieval Latchet Turn Shoes, Poulain, crackowes, or pike-toed shoe is a great medieval shoe with a .2 toe. This shoe is dated from 1000 to 1400 and fell in and out of favor often. Sumptuary laws were written to govern the wearing of this shoe.

Construction:  The Medieval Latchet Turn Shoes are constructed and sewn by hand using the historically documented methodology. (No machine stitches) (No Nails)  Linen thread is used for the edge to edge seam to connect the leather of the multiple piece upper shoe and uses the edge/flesh seam to attach the shoe to the hard vegetable tanned sole.  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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