Roman Cavalry Caligae Boot
The Roman Cavalry Caligae Boot or Shoe is from the European Continent at Mainz and is also found in Africa in Qasr Ibrim, Egypt. This boot dates from the second half of the 1st Century BC to 120 AD and was worn mostly by the Roman Equites equestrian class. It features a Roman edge-to-edge, sewn-grain-side-out seam up the front or vamp of the shoe and has a classic thong-laced fasting.
The original is a stitched and nailed shoe. This version has a McKay stitched leather sole and is identical in outward appearance to the tunnel-stitch shoe. The pattern of the shoe is exact. The front seam is period edge-to-edge saddle stitch with the treads out. The Roman Cavalry Caligae Shoe is made of 5 to 6 oz top grain cow hide leather, leather soles, and modern thong.
Good for Roman reenactment and the SCA.
Available in Men's sizes, the Roman Cavalry Caligae Boot comes in brown. Colors of brown can vary depending on leather availability. Shoes may be any color from tan to dark brown.