One of the most difficult things to get when you are reenacting is period, authentic shoes or boots.
The correct footware completes your outfit.
Garb the World has the largest selections of retail period historical shoes that span the widest time periods.
We have several types of shoes, including shoes that can be documented, e.g.The patterns are based on sources such as
Shoes and Patterns (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London.)
These shoes are made from both turnshoe and hob nail contruction, see the difference here between turnshoes and regular shoes.
Our Rope Sandals are Made in the USA. Our leather shoes are made in Pakistan by a
"Company that is a member of ILO and helping them to eliminate the Child labor from this
industry. This company is taking special care of worker's welfare.
To look after their health and environmental necessities giving its utmost contribution
in this regard."
Below is our main line of shoes that we are trying to always have in stock in all sizes and colors (as listed). We will let you know right away (within days) if we do not have your size or color ready to ship. Shoes ship within days of ordering, usually the next day.
We also have a few other styles and sizes on our Etsy store
These sandals are handcrafted from soft polypropylene rope. The soles
are double layer and the shoes are very durable. They have an adjustable backstrap which allows for a better fit.
These shoes are machine washable and can go in the dryer. Made in the USA (West Virginia).
Natural color, Neptune Style - $38
Early period shoes tended to be simple in construction, usually made from
turn shoe construction. This style would have been worn anywhere from Biblical times but even up to the Viking and
Medieval era. These shoes also work with later period styles and are perfect camp shoes or slippers.
Natural/tan Early Period Turn Shoes - $55.
This is a Roman period style shoe, also called Caligae.
These were worn by Roman legionary soldiers and auxiliaries throughout the
history of the Roman Republic and Empire.
They were worn by all ranks up to and including centurions. They make excellent Gladiator shoes.
Roman Sandals - $135
|These shoes can be documented to the Viking era, and would have also been worn by many of the contemporary peoples such as the Saxons, Normans, Jutes, Visigoths. Some of these styles were worn into the latter middle ages. Jorvik 2 toggle natural ankle boot. - $85||
Viking 2 toggle ankle boots