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Haithabu Viking Turn Shoes

$ 80.00

Haithabu Viking Turn Shoes are the perfect Viking Dark Ages, Saxon Migration Period shoe for serious reenactors. This turn shoe is one of my most historically accurate Viking footwear, perfect for even the strictest of reenactment groups. Good for medieval or SCA garb, LARP, Renaissance Fairs, and Cosplay too.

Product Details :

  • Triangle Heel.
  • Available in brown only (shades may vary).
  • Made for Wide feet on an E last, wider than most of my shoes.
  • 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 Haithabu Viking Turn Shoes.

Add Ons: Shoe is slippery on slick surfaces.

    Returns and Exchanges: You may return the Haithabu Viking 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 Haithabu Viking Turn Shoes

    Historical Accuracy: The Haithabu Viking Turn Shoes is named after the Viking trading town of Hedeby located in northern Germany, once part of Denmark, where archaeologists found it.  The Haithabu Viking Turn Shoes dates from 8th through 12th centuries and is representative of many similar types of shoes dating from 900 to 1460.  The later the period, the lower the social class of the wearer. The Haithabu Viking Turn Shoe is also known as the Hedeby shoe and is from the Stepping through Time: Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800 and classified as a Thong Fastening (type 10).  

    Construction:  The Haithabu Viking 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 seam to connect the leather of the single piece upper shoes 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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