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Reimerswaal Turn Shoes

$ 80.00

The Reimerswaal Turn Shoes are a good choice for 14th and 15th Century Harnessfecten (fighting in armor) and other XIV and XV historical clothing pursuits. Excellent footwear for any late medieval, renaissance, HEMA, or SCA clothing. This turn shoe is historically accurate medieval footwear, perfect for even the strictest of reenactment groups.

 Product Details :

  • Combat Approved.
  • Available in BROWN only (shades may vary).
  • Side-laced closure on the inside making it easy to tie.
  • 100% constructed and sewn by hand.
  • Upper made of alum tanned leather.
  • Sole is thick 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.
  • Linen decorative stitch.
  • Optional Lugged, anti-slip or crepe soles are NOT available for the Reimerswaal Turn Shoe

Add Ons: Shoe is slippery on slick surfaces.

    Returns and Exchanges: You may return the Reimerswaal 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 Reimerswaal Turn Shoes.

    Historical Accuracy:  Discovered in the submerged town of Reimerswaal, in Zeeland, Netherlands and  Dated to the 14th Century. The Reimerswaal Turn Shoes appear in Stepping Through Time, by Olaf Goubitz on page 179 figure 9.  This shoe is from a family of shoes with many different variations all dating from the 11th century to the 15th century named poulaine, Poulain, crackowes, or pike-toed shoe.

    Construction:  Reimerswaal 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 shoes and uses the edge/flesh seam to attach the shoe to the hard vegetable tanned sole.  Reinforced leather for the lace holes. 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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