Jorvik Viking Shoe
Found in York, England, the original settlement was Viking and named Jorvik. Finds on both the British Isles and the European Continent dates from the 9th and 10th centuries. The Viking Jorvik Boot is the best representation of Dark Ages, Anglo Saxon, and Early Medieval migration period footwear.
Jorvik shoe or "York shoe" is also from Stepping through Time: Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800 and is similar to the Dorestad and Woodbridge shoe and is classified as an Overlap Closure (type 20) turn shoe with toggle.
Although the original is a turn shoe, this version has a McKay stitched leather sole and is identical in outward appearance to the tunnel stitch turn shoe. Featuring bone or horn toggles, the pattern of the shoe is almost exact, with a few minor changes for modern comfort. Each of these shoes is made of 3 to 4 oz top grain cow hide leather. One seem is over stitched, and the toggles are sewn in and are easily moved to adjust fit.
The Jorvik Viking shoe is perfect for Viking living history, historical reenactments groups, Hastings, and the SCA.
Available in Men's and Women's sizes, the Viking Jorvik shoe comes in brown only. Colors of brown can vary, depending on leather availability. Shoes may be any color from tan to dark brown.