Medieval High Buckle Boot
Konstanz, Germany, boot with predominately attached buckle (Schnack 1996). Dated 13th through 16th Century all throughout Europe. This shoe appears in Stepping Through Time by Olaf Goubitz on page 215, figure 7.
The Medieval High Buckle Boot was a turn shoe. My version is partly turn shoe construction. Linen thread is used for the edge / edge seem, constructed and sewn by hand. I use a McKay stitch to attach the shoe to the hard vegetable tanned sole which gives an appearance of the coppergate sole attachments. A leather heel has been added by request of the Equestrian community. The upper is sewn by machine with the stitching hidden. The shoe is constructed inside out and turned right side out as the last step. Each boot has 10 buckles from The Museum of London's Dress Accessories page 88, figure. The buckle strap ends are machine sewn and this stitching is visible.
Available for men and women, the Medieval High Buckle Boot is available in brown or black. Colors of brown can vary depending on leather availability and may range from tan to dark brown.