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Historical Footwear
from 1000BC to 1500AD

Business Hours:
Mon - Thur 10am - 8pm

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

13.-15. November
TORM - The Original Reenactors Market

Sports Connexion
Ryton-On-Dunsmore near Coventry
My stall will be in the second hall.
It will be approx. the 5th stall along the wall to the right.

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 07-2014