Shoesetc. Undefined It’s a shoe.
It’s a medieval shoe. It’s probably in the Museum of London’s “Shoes and Pattens” book. I don’t know a lot about shoes, so I won’t linger here too long, except to note that it does appear to have a center seam up from the toe, which, as far as I am aware, is a bit unusual in a turn shoe. Here we have a second shoe, this time without the center seam. Ah, now here is an interesting shoe. At the end of the medieval section, the Museum of London had a small exhibit with a few things you could try on. Skinnblogg: Skokurs - en innføring i å lage vikingsko. Siden så mange har vist interesse for vikingskoene mine, tenkte jeg at jeg kunne forsøke å inspirere folk til å sy sine egne vikingsko.
Derfor bestemte jeg meg for å skrive en liten innføring i skomaking, basert på mine egne erfaringer. Skoene som dukker opp på bloggen min, må jeg innrømme er de som er vellykket. A Medieval Craftsman: Viking shoes: part I. Hail!
Historiska museet. The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm. York Style 4a1 - Sutor - Leatherworking. Ankle shoes with toggle fastening apparently were in use for about 200 years, from around 850 to 1050 AD.
The shoe reconstructed here fastens with a single flap and toggle. The majority of the finds of this type from York are dated to ca. 930 - 975 AD. This turnshoe is made of a one piece upper, stitched to a sole with a triangular heel extension that is typical for this type. The upper is calf, the sole cow leather. It employs a tunnel stitch construction except for the area of the v-shaped heel extension of the sole, which is done with a flesh/edge stitch.
As the two holes at the seat and the tread of the original sole shows the shoe was made on a last. The upper edge of the shoe shows traces of stitching but no indication of a top band remains, which is why I decided to go for a simple whip stitch decoration. Literature: Mould, Q., Carlisle, I. and Cameron, E. (2003) Leather and Leather-working in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York, The Archaeology of York AY17/16. Regia Anglorum - Basic Clothing [5f] - Shoes. Shoe Types Typical basic turn-shoe pattern The sole is first stitched to the upper, Inside out.
Medieval Turnshoe by MorganDonner on DeviantArt. Shoes 101. Viking shoes by VendelRus on DeviantArt. New viking shoes by VendelRus on DeviantArt. Beginner Advice for Shoemaking. A Beginner's Addendum to Making Damiana Illaria d'Onde/Elizabeth Jones 21 March 2002 Skiving Butt-Stitching 101 This information is intended for the rooky period shoemaker, and is meant to supplement other instructions available on the Internet.
It provides some basic information from the novice point of view, as I have made a few pairs of shoes, but am still new enough at it to have trouble. I am taking the "make a somewhat authentic pair of shoes" approach here, in order to encourage more people to make and wear period footwear. I am inspired enough from doing this to want to try more advanced and authentic methods, but my overall goal is wearable shoes. Annales Historiae: Adventures in Medieval Shoe-Making! (a tutorial) A while ago, while browsing Etsy.com, I discovered this beautiful pair of handmade shoes, reproductions of a 9th - 10th century Norse style shoe by Ian at Barefoot Cordwainer.
I really loved them, but couldn't quite afford to buy them, so I thought I'd give shoe-making a shot and see if I could figure out how to make a pair for myself. I searched the internet for how-to's and tutorials on the subject, but most of what I found related to Native American style moccasins, not medieval European style shoes, so they were of little help.
I ended up piecing together my process from several different sources, each of which contributed their experience to my plans. Chaussures médiévales - Le blog de leonide. Voilà une question épineuse : quoi mettre dans ses pieds... à part des baskets ou des talons aiguilles ???
Il y a deux impératifs : avoir assez chaud et être confortable... vous allez un peu marcher, et surtout on va danser !!! Pas question d'avoir des ampoules. La bonne nouvelle, c'est qu'au XII et XIIIème siècle il n'y a pas de poulaines... les chaussures super longues et pointues que porte Jean Réno dans les visiteurs.
Bien que le comte de Montmirail et son écuyer-bouffon soient censé appartenir au XIIème siècle il y a beaucoup d'anachronisme dans leurs vêtements ! Il existe par contre de nombreux types de chaussures différents, il y a sûrement quelque chose qui convient dans votre armoire... ou alors lors de vos prochaines courses-chaussures choississez un modèle moderne qui pourra être adapté pour ce jour-là. Iron age shoes (previous 'viking shoes') - All. Edited to add: Due to alle the comments regarding the title of this instruction, I've changed the name to 'iron age shoes' which might be more historycally correct.
I learned to make these by using my own foot as a template. Therefore, all the measures given here are highly approximate. If your foot diverges a lot from mine (European size 39, long and narrow/slender), some sewing experience might come in handy. That said, there's no reason to be too specific in making these. As you can see, the 'laces' can be loosened or tightened to fit, and the basic idea is really very simple. Guide to Viking turnshoes.