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Historical Footwear
from 1000BC to 1500AD

At work at Kenilworth Castle

Shoes to Order

Historic Craft Demonstration
+ Have-a-go leather-stamping


Shoe Repairs


About ANA




 a fully equipped medieval shoe maker’s workshop with tools

The next event that I will be trading at will be

9th-10th July 2016
The Battle of Tewkesbury

My stall is a 10ft square  medieval tent with blue bunting.
It will be somewhere in the historic traders section of the field

27th-29th August 2016
Military Odyssey, Detling, Kent

I will have a tent in the Anglo-Saxon Village of Regia Anglorum.
It will be near the main entrance to the left.
As I am mostly attending as a reenactor cum craft demonstrator
it would be best if you emailed me ahead of time to make sure I am there.


15th-16th November 2016
The Battle of Hastings - 950th Anniversary

Battle Abbey, Battle, Sussex


11th-13th November 2016
TORM - The Original Reenactors Market

Sports Connexion
Ryton-On-Dunsmore near Coventry
My stall will be near the entrance in the main hall this time.

Ana provides historic shoes, boots and wooden pattens for museums, films, theatres and re-enactors.

All footwear is hand-made by Ana herself.
I only use personally selected leathers and Welsh timber for my shoes, boots and wooden pattens.

Ana's shoes are available to buy, or you can book me as a historic craft demonstrator and watch me at work in my mobile medieval workshop.

I take authenticity very seriously and my products look 100% like the Real Thing.
The fully hand-stitched shoes are virtually indistinguishable from the historical originals. But I also offer a few selected styles in machine-stitched budget versions. All stitching on the budget shoes is hidden inside, and once broken-in they look completely authentic as well.

My product range covers some amazingly beautiful prehistoric shoes and a very wide range of dark age shoes and dark age boots. Including Viking shoes, Viking boots, Saxon shoes, Saxon boots, Norman shoes and Norman boots.
I also make medieval shoes and medieval boots in many variations. This includes custom-made shoes fit for a king with poulaines or krakows, also known as Schnabelschuhe in Germany, as well as sturdy soldiers boots and skin-tight thigh-boots.
Tudor shoes are currently available only in two machine-stitched styles.
I can also reinforce your reenactment shoes or reenactment boots with additional soles or heels if required.
I am fluent in German and can manage written French too.

©Ana Deissler 04-2016