high medievalankle shoe

ana period shoes footwear logo

late medieval front latchet shoe

Shoes to Order: Prehistoric | Roman | Early Medieval Dark Age | High Medieval | Late Medieval | Tudor | How to Order

Early Medieval - Dark Age - Footwear

If you are not in the UK you may wish to use the currency converter to check the current exchange rate.
Please note: This is a guide only, actual rates charged by your bank may vary.
If you cannot find here what you are looking for, please contact us. I simply cannot list all possible variations on this website.

Please click on the pictures for larger images.
Even larger pictures are available on request.

Machine-stitched Footwear

Ankle Shoe machine-stitched footwear

Ankle Shoe

800AD to 1200AD
£45.00 adult sizes 4-13
£40.00 adult sizes 1-3
Style Code: DAM

We offer this quite common shoe style of this period in a budget version. It is generic enough to suit most classes of society and covers nearly four centuries in history. It has a 3.5mm (1/7in) thick sole and a drawstring. It is tough but not quite as hard-wearing as our hand-stitched shoes and makes a good starter model.
Colours: varying shades of brown, depending on what I have in stock. Colurs will range from saddle-tan, to medium brown to dark brown. You are welcome to state your preference on the order form and I will try to meet it, but the instant availability of these shoes means that you ought to be prepared to accept whatever colour I happen to have in stock.

Hand-stitched Footwear  

One Piece Shoe Hand-stitched Footwear

One Piece Shoe

400AD to 1066AD
£135.00 all sizes
Style Code: DAO

Basic turn-shoe with uppers and sole cut in one piece. Very durable due to the additional 3.5mm(1/7in) tough leather sole fixed inside. In late period only suitable for lower class people.
Colours: saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: ordinary rounded heel or triangular heel-riser
Rus Viking Shoe Hand-stitched Footwear Rus Viking Shoe Hand-stitched Footwear

Rus Viking Shoe

7th – 8th Century
Adult Sizes 4 – 13
£295.00
Style Code: DAR

 

Very ornate Rus Viking Shoes from Staraja Ladoga.
Genuine turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in) sole. 
Spiral pattern made of inserted contrast-coloured leather.
Top edge-binding and side-lacing. Comes with triangular heel riser.
Uppers made from goat-skin.
Colours: Saddle-tan or medium brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) available but not fully authentic.

Oseberg Boot Hand-stitched Footwear Oseberg Boot Hand-stitched Footwear

Oseberg Boot

9th Century
Adult Sizes 4-13
£ 195.00
Style Code: DAP
 

 

Boot from the Oseberg Ship Burial.
Genuine turnshoe with a 6mm (1/4in) sole. Has two sets of laces and constructional seam centre front.
Has a rounded heel with heel stiffeners.
Uppers made from goat-skin.
Colours: saddle-tan, medium or dark brown.
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.

Slipper Hand-stitched Footwear

Slipper

9th - 11th century
£175.00 adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAS

Very common shoe-style for this period from finds of Anglo-Scandinavian York. Genuine turn-shoe with a 6mm sole, heel-stiffener and over-sewn edges. 
Colours: saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.

Wide-edged Slipper Hand-stitched Footwear

Wide-edged Slipper

9th - 11th century
£205.00 adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAE

A Slipper found in Anglo-Scandinavian York. It has a wide top-band with the flesh-side (suede-surface) facing outwards. Genuine turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in) thick sole and overstitched edges.
Colours:
saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.
Shoe with drawstring Hand-stitched Footwear

Shoe with drawstring

10th century
£175.00adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAT

This is a shoe from finds of Anglo-Scandinavian York. Genuine turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in) thick sole and a drawstring that is stitched into place at the throat and tied on the sides.
Colours: saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional)
Viborg Shoe Hand-stitched Footwear
Viborg Shoe Hand-stitched Footwear

Viborg Shoe

9th – 10th Century
Adult Sizes 4 – 13
£250.00
Style Code: DAV

 

Shoe with ornate top edge from Viborg.
Genuine turnshoe with a 6mm (1/4in) sole. Comes with triangular heel riser.
Coloured woollen threads woven through slits in the top edge. You can pick from many available colours.
Uppers made from goat-skin.
Colours: Saddle-tan or medium brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) available but not fully authentic.

Toggled Ankle Boots Hand-stitched Footwear

Toggled Ankle Boots

9th to 11th century
£195.00 adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAY

Genuine turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in)  sole. Ankle Boot with a triangular flap, adjustable toggle fastenings, over-sewn edges and heel-stiffeners.
Colours:
saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.
Vampstripe: double row of plain saddle-stitch available
Twin-toggled Ankle boots Hand-stitched Footwear

Twin-toggled Ankle boots

9th to 11th century
£215.00 adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAD

Genuine turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in)  sole. Ankle Boot with two triangular flaps, adjustable toggle fastenings, over-sewn edges and heel-stiffeners.
Colours:
saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.
Vampstripe: double row of plain saddle-stitch available
Toggled Calf Boots Hand-stitched Footwear

Toggled Calf Boots

9th -10th century
£250.00 adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAB

Genuine  turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in)  sole.  Boot with three triangular flaps, adjustable toggle fastenings, over-sewn edges and heel-stiffeners.
Colours:
saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.
Vampstripe: double row of plain saddle-stitch available
Haithabu Boots
Haithabu Boots Hand-stitched Footwear

Haithabu Boots

9th – 10th Century
Adult Sizes 4–13
£ 295.00
Style Code: DAH
 

 

Very ornate boots from find in Haithabu with three toggles.
Genuine turnshoe with a 6mm (1/4in) sole.
Edge-binding, vampstripe, pencil-toe.
Comes with triangular heel riser.
Uppers made from goat-skin.
Colours: Saddle-tan or medium brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) available but not fully authentic.

Ladies Slipper Hand-stitched Footwear

Ladies Slipper

10th century
£220.00 adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAL

A row of short slits interwoven with wool in a colour of your choice runs around the edge of this surprisingly elegant ladies slipper. Genuine  turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in) sole comes with ankle ties, heel-stiffeners and decorative edge finishing.
Colours:
saddle-tan, medium brown or dark brown
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.
Slipper with leather inserts and edging Hand-stitched Footwear

Slipper with leather inserts and edging

8th - 11th century
£275.00 adult sizes 4-13
Style Code: DAK

Genuine turn-shoe with a 6mm (1/4in)  sole. Taken from manuscript. Contrast coloured leather inserts, top edge binding and heel-stiffeners.
A note on authenticity: I made these shoes to a customers specifications. Although manuscripts show ornamentation in the right places it is impossible to say whether this consisted of leather inserts, was painted on or sewn or embroidered on.
I repeat: This shoe is not based on archaeological evidence - unlike almost all other shoes in my catalogue.
Colours:
saddle-tan or medium brown.
Heels: Rounded Heel (additional small heel and/or second sole layer optional) or triangular heel-riser.

Extras

Available with all our Footwear

Heel Cushions (Price GBP 5.00):

These are modern leather covered latex wedges that you can wear inside your shoes. They help to prevent painful heels if you are not used to walking in flat-soled shoes. As they are loose you can order as many pairs as you like to wear with other shoes as well. In this case please specify for what shoe-size you are ordering.

Available with our hand-stitched Footwear

Small Heels (Price: GBP 20.00):

These consist of a 6mm thick leather patch tunnel-stitched to the heel of the shoes. These heels are fully authentic and easily replaceable. We strongly recommend them as they prolong the life of your shoes, especially if you intend to walk on tarmac a lot. Please note that this heel cannot be added to shoes with a triangular heel riser.

Second Sole Layer (Price: GBP 30.00):

This is a second leather sole stuck onto the original sole layer. A small heel can also be added. Please note that this heel cannot be added to shoes with a triangular heel riser.

Vamp-stripes (Price: GBP 20.00):

This is a strip of stitching that runs down the front of the shoe. It looks very elegant, makes your foot look slimmer and many shoes were decorated like that (check the description of your chosen style). The vamp stripes for shoes of the Dark Ages consist of a double row of saddle-stitching in a pale or brown colour. Please specify when ordering or ask us for advice.

Vamp-stripes Extra

Triangular Heel-Risers (Price: GBP 25.00):

This is a triangular extension of the sole that rises up at the back of the heel. It is available only with selected styles of our dark-age shoe range. It is not possible to attach an additional sole-layer to this type of heel.

Triangular Heel-Risers Extra

Colours (included in Price):

These shoes come in three colours: saddle-tan, medium brown and dark brown. Please specify when ordering.

Contact Us  I Ordering I  Authenticity  I  
Previous Period  I  Home  I Next Period  I

© Ana Deissler 06-2017