This Jorvik Boot or York Boot as it is sometimes called is based on the originals found at the Coppergate dig at York (10-11th centuries) is fashioned with an overlap closure and secured with two toggles for adjustment of any ankle size.
The thick sole allows for a pair of 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.
The leather used for make these 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 a supple leather with a pebbled leather finish for a nice period look. This really brings out the natural beauty of the leather.
Made with 3-4 ounce top grain cow hide, natural leather inner soles and a thick 12 ounce leather outer sole, all sewing is hand stitched and the toggles are fitted through a slit hole on the overlap closure.
These shoes run true to US sizes. Order your regular shoe size.
The shoes are made for a regular width foot. We can stretch to accomodate a EE width, but you must tell us when ordering.
** For those folks that are not used to the softness of period shoes and in need of arch support, we recommend choosing a size larger than you normally would so as to have plenty of room to add a modern insole. Also, for those folks needing more support we recommend adding the rubber sole option to your boots. We have tried to keep the cost down of this option just for this purpose**