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Shoes of this type have been worn across all classes throughout a long period. This shoe type is also featured in the book "shoes and patterns" from Francis Grew and Margarethe de Neergard and dated to 1100-1450.
Almost indistinguishable from a turn-sewed shoe, but much more stable in construction as it features a thick sole which is nailed to the top leather.
The leather on top is very supple and extremely rugged. Findings of these shoes are in many museums. Similar findings shoes are also available in earlier times.
The shoes are made of natural tanned leather
Details Late medieval half-boots laced Korduan red:
Upper leather thickness: approximately 2.5mm
outsole leather thickness: min. 5mm
Upper material: leather
The offered shoe is dyed by hand with alcohol-based oil paint and then sealed.
We color the shoes with oil dye on an alcohol base which is a very good solution for a medieval look. Most offered shoes in this price category are painted with colors on acryl base which is a covering color. But medieval coloring meant that the color soaks into the leather and you still see the natural surface texture afterwards. Even if our color has synthetic paint pigments, it exactly does that. It soaks into the leather and gives you this beautiful look as shown in the pictures. Every pair of shoes is unique due to the fact that the pores in the leather soak differently.
The name Korduan red comes from medieval times. Cordoba was the central for red leather in the middle ages for a long time and most of the red leathers came from there.
If you wear the shoes with an inlay sole and thick socks, you can choose just your foot size and it should fit. If you don't use inlay soles or thick socks, then please take them a size smaller so they won't be too big.
Scope of supply: 1 pair of late medieval half-boots laced Korduan red
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