An Excellent choice for a period jousting boot,14th-15th Century. The high boot offers great ankle support and has a reinforced heel for extra strength. We have taken these a bit further to give the jouster what they look for in a boot. We start with putting on a double layered sole for durability, as the stirrup is very rough on boot soles. Next we put in a triple layer heel. This is to give the jouster some feel of when the boot is in the stirrup. Of course this also makes the boot more comfortable to wear for those wanting to use the boots for live combat on the ground, with a more modern heel. The straps go all the way around the leg and buckle into the buckles that are designed to lay flat under the greave. Looks good on and off the field.
Of course these would make an excellent boot for the open field fighter as well.
These Medieval Boots are the welted (nailed) construction or sewn. The leather used in making 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 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 double 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 medieval shoes run true to US sizes. ** 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. 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**
If you choose to add rubber soles to your new boots, please allow an extra 2-3 weeks for delivery as this is a customization.