These 16th Century shoes are based on styles of footwear common during the period. They are based on patterns taken from shoes that were excavated from along the Thames River in London. These medieval shoes have been detailed in Shoes and Pattens: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London. Nearly 1500 shoes were excavated, covering the time period 1150 to 1450. This provides a large sample of medieval shoes and boots, many of similar style, from which a number of conclusions can be drawn.