This Premium Triple Buckled 14th Century Ankle Boot takes its inspiration from 14th-15th century boots from the numerous examples of medieval shoes and boots found in England and throughout Western and Central Europe. Boots of this type are documented in Shoes and Patterns (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London.)
An Excellent choice for a fighting boot, the high boot offers great ankle support and was designed with the SCA, Dagohir, and any of the live combat heavy fighters in mind.
The thick sole allows for a pair of medieval boots that are hand stitched with proper period stitches and techniques, which are very durable and comfortable. This sole is also ideal for mounting a vibram sole for customers engaging in SCA or reenactment combat needing extra traction. Solid Brass medieval style buckles have also been added to this model.
The leather used for making these 14th Century boots is tanned using the centuries old oak tanning process using only natural barks instead of harsh chemicals used in modern tanning processes. This process provides supple leather with a pebbled leather finish for a nice period look. This really brings out the natural beauty of the leather.
Made with 4-5 ounce top grain cow hide, natural leather inner soles and a thick 12 ounce leather outer sole, Crafted by skilled cobblers, using the same techniques as their medieval counterparts, and with re-enactors in mind, our footwear is hand stitched and with normal maintenance will provide years of long service.
**These shoes run true to US sizes. Be sure to order your normal shoe size when ordering. The shoes are also made for a regular width foot. If you have a wider foot, we can stretch these to an EE width, but you must inform us at the time of your order**
** For those folks that are not used to the softness of period medieval boots and shoes and are in need of arch support, we recommend adding a modern insole for comfort. The shoes do stretch a bit, so order your normal size.
Also, for those folks needing more support as in Medieval Live Combat, SCA, Dagorhir or that don’t do well on slick bottomed shoes, we have added the rubber sole option to your boots. We have tried to keep the cost down of this option just for this purpose**
The rubber sole option will add 2-3 weeks to the shipping time as we have to customize these for you.