Medieval Turn Shoes

Medieval Turn Shoes

$129.95

• Our shoes and boots are offered in standard unisex sizes(men’s US sizing), for women’s sizes order two sizes down. We do not offer custom sizing.
• Because they are made to order, they are not eligible for returns or exchanges.
• We make these in batches so, Please allow a minimum of 8-10 weeks for your order to ship.
• Note: in some cases we may have a small selection in-stock and ready for immediate delivery – to find out our current stock contact us via email or call or text (708)502-1937
• Based on contemporary medieval artwork and finds(see Historical Inspirations below)
• Sturdy construction in Top Quality leather
• Style based on original 14th century finds
• Designed as a fine compromise between authenticity, function and cost
• Each pair is complete with detail stitching around top and leather ties
• Substantial, but pliable leather for that medieval, “hand tanned” period look
• Available in Black and Brown
• Sizes 4 – 14 – based on Mens sizes (women order 2 sizes smaller).
• If you are between two sizes or intend to add a modern insole, we recommend ordering the next size up. In addition, turned and stitched shoes tend to be snug in the toe, so we recommend ordering a size larger than your regular size.
• Optional Vibram rubber sole (+$57.95) for better traction
• Price $129.95

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About our Turnshoes

Many of our customers who have asked us to add a "correct" medieval turnshoe to our line for use in higher-level reenactments and on stage. We listened and we are proud to present you with the most authentic, highest quality medieval shoe available. Our medieval turn shoes are inspired by 14th-15th century shoes found in Schleswig, Germany, but are broadly similar to examples dating from the 8th century onward. The universality of medieval footwear also makes them quite similar to examples found in England and elsewhere in Western Europe. These shoes are constructed using only the authentic medieval stitching and techniques to produce a highly accurate recreation of the quintessential medieval shoe. They are made with correct medieval tunnel-stitching, sewn inside-out, then turned and finished. (Even better, they are also extremely comfortable to wear with little or no breaking-in necessary!) Please note the pebble finish varies as the hides the shoes are made from naturally vary. Our turnshoes currently come in a deep black, a rich golden brown, and are available in Men's 3-14 whole sizes only, Ladies order 2 sizes smaller. The leather is pebbled; pebbling ranges from a generally smooth surface to a heavily pebbled one - a natural result of the tanning process - but is generally consistent within a pair of shoes. We have made these shoes with extra thick soles, since many modern feet are not used to the softness of period shoes, but we recommend choosing a size larger than you normally would so as to have plenty of room to add a modern insole.

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Size Chart

Note: Please note measurements are approximate from outside of boot. Our boots are made of supple leather and therefor accommodate varying foot widths within a range. We have found that sizes run pretty true to modern sizes. In general, modern feet are not used to the softness of period shoes so we recommend choosing a size larger than you normally would so as to have plenty of room to add a modern insole. For those needing maximum support we strongly recommend adding the vibram sole option to your boots. Please note that boots with vibram soles added take an additional 7-10 days to ship and cannot be shipped via expedited methods (Fed Ex).

 

Size Approximate Length
4 9″
5 9 3/8″
6 9 7/8″
7 10 1/8″
8 10 1/2″
9 10 7/8″
10 11 1/4″
11 11 1/2″
12 11 7/8″
13 12 1/4″
14 12 5/8″
Many of our customers who have asked us to add a “correct” medieval turnshoe to our line for use in higher-level reenactments and on stage. We listened and we are proud to present you with the most authentic, highest quality medieval shoe available. Our medieval turn shoes are inspired by 14th-15th century shoes found in Schleswig, Germany, but are broadly similar to examples dating from the 8th century onward. The universality of medieval footwear also makes them quite similar to examples found in England and elsewhere in Western Europe. These shoes are constructed using only the authentic medieval stitching and techniques to produce a highly accurate recreation of the quintessential medieval shoe. They are made with correct medieval tunnel-stitching, sewn inside-out, then turned and finished. (Even better, they are also extremely comfortable to wear with little or no breaking-in necessary!) Please note the pebble finish varies as the hides the shoes are made from naturally vary. Our turnshoes currently come in a deep black, a rich golden brown, and are available in Men’s 3-14 whole sizes only, Ladies order 2 sizes smaller. The leather is pebbled; pebbling ranges from a generally smooth surface to a heavily pebbled one – a natural result of the tanning process – but is generally consistent within a pair of shoes. We have made these shoes with extra thick soles, since many modern feet are not used to the softness of period shoes, but we recommend choosing a size larger than you normally would so as to have plenty of room to add a modern insole.

Drawing after extant find in Dordrecht Holland, the Netherlands circa 13-14th century

Drawing after extant find of a pair of shoes Vlaardingen, Holland, the Netherlands circa 11-12th century

Drawing after extant find Sluis, the Netherlands circa 1400

Drawing after extant find in Groningen de Hunze, the Netherlands circa 14th Century

Drawing after extant find in Wolters-Noordhoff in Groningen, the Netherlands circa 14th century

Drawing after extant find in Dordrecht Holland, the Netherlands circa the late middle ages

Our Viking turn boots worn with our Viking clothing line

Our Viking turn boots worn with our Viking clothing line

I am in Brisbane Australia and I recently received a pair of your black medieval ankle boots and they are awesome indeed…very comfortable and nicely handcrafted.Thank you. And once again “Love the boots”

Regards,

Russell Sky
Brisbane, Australia

detail of the sole of our shoe with added vibram

detail of the sole of our shoes with added vibram

detail of the bottom of the stitched sole of our turn shoes

“Finally a pair of reasonably priced, period appropriate shoes!! Footwear is the hardest thing to find when costuming oneself; it can be very frustrating to have to resort to hiking boots or whatever to finish a costume. I was so happy to open the box from revival and find these very cool shoes that will provide a supreme finishing touch to my costume.
By the way, during my presentations to grade four kids, they have asked to see my footwear! Thanks loads!”

– Katy Gillett

Attorney at Law