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Roman Carbatinae Welzheim Shoes for Men and Women

$ 75.00

Roman Carbatinae Welzheim Shoes for Men and Women are closed toe sandals which date from the 4th and 5th century distributed across the entire Roman Empire, ranging the continent as far north as Vindolanda in Britain as well as the Northern Provinces.  A historically accurate version of a Bog shoe for use in Roman, medieval Viking, SCA, LARP, or cosplay.

Product Details:

  • Available in BROWN only (shades may vary).
  • Visible stitching is historically accurate.
  • 1 leather integral lace per shoe.
  • Upper made of alum tanned leather.
  • Sole made of vegetable tanned leather with added crepe for traction.
  • 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.
  • McKay stitched sole to replicate historical seam. (No Nails)
  • Historical Hobnails can be added safely.

 Add Ons: Shoe is slippery on slick surfaces.

Returns and Exchanges: You may return your Roman Carbatinae Welzheim 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 Roman Carbatinae Welzheim Shoes.
Historical Accuracy:  Remnants of the Roman Carbatinae Welzheim Shoes are shown in Stepping Through Time by Olaf Goubitz, page 372, fig 79 and classified as a type IX Style Deurne Roman ShoeThe pattern of the shoe is as exact as I could make it from remnants, sculptures and relief carvings.  

Construction:  The original Roman Carbatinae Welzheim Shoes is a stitched and/or nailed shoe. This version has a McKay stitched leather sole and is identical in outward appearance to the tunnel-stitch shoe. The front seam is a period edge-to-edge saddle stitch with the threads out.  The Roman Carbatinae Shoe is made of 4 to 5 oz top grain cowhide leather and comes standard with leather soles. It features a Roman edge-to-edge, sewn-grain-side-out seam up the front or vamp of the shoe and has an integral classic thong-laced fasting. The upper and thong are cut in one piece.  Known examples and representations lead me to believe the shoe was worn by both men and women.  Due to the representations and low cut, this shoe would be worn with stockings, but it will work with bare feet as well.

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