Outside of a medieval shoe. All is handmade.

Outside of a medieval shoe. All is handmade.

Vlaardingen Shoe "Vlaardingen, Holland, (Het Waaigat site, 1991) Low cut shoe with decorated edge. 9th – 10th Century Parallel shoe from Gdansk, Poland (Wiklak 1960) Classified as a one piece upper with thong fastening. Similar one piece upper shoes with thong fastening dated 11th Century in England, York and Piccadilly with distribution across northern Europe to Poland."

Vlaardingen Shoe "Vlaardingen, Holland, (Het Waaigat site, 1991) Low cut shoe with decorated edge. 9th – 10th Century Parallel shoe from Gdansk, Poland (Wiklak 1960) Classified as a one piece upper with thong fastening. Similar one piece upper shoes with thong fastening dated 11th Century in England, York and Piccadilly with distribution across northern Europe to Poland."

reconstruction of shoes found in Opole, Poland / 10th, 11th and 12th centuries

reconstruction of shoes found in Opole, Poland / 10th, 11th and 12th centuries

Viking shoes differed from anglo saxon shoes, by having firm leather soles with hobnails... a necessity in the harsh, wet and cold, climate of Scandinavia.

Viking shoes differed from anglo saxon shoes, by having firm leather soles with hobnails... a necessity in the harsh, wet and cold, climate of Scandinavia.

10th C. Viking Shoes - Chopine, Zoccolo, and Other Raised Heel and High Heel Construction

10th C. Viking Shoes - Chopine, Zoccolo, and Other Raised Heel and High Heel Construction

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