Component Entry, Unisex

Shoe, slip-on low turn shoe 1

TitleShoe, slip-on low turn shoe 1
Entry #GGC2022.016
Alternate NamesShoe, turn shoe,
Year1300 CE
Time range1100 BCE – 1400 CE
MakerVincent De Vere,
ConfidenceExtant Examples


Slip on turn shoes.


Low slip on shoes that are constructed from 2 pieces of leather. They are sewn inside out and then turned right side out, thus the common name of turn shoes.  Shoes like these, in one form or another, have been used throughout much of the period covered by the SCA.

This pair of shoes had a stiffening sole and tread glued to the shoe after construction.  Although this is a modern consideration, it was done for additional comfort and safety for use at events.  Accommodations like this are common in the SCA.

Inspiration Images

Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Leather
  • Ornamentation:

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • chrome tanned leather doesn’t shape and form that way oak tan/veg tan leather will.

Ensemble Components



Wolfmann, CC BY-SA 4.0 <;, via Wikimedia Commons

Stepping Through Time: Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800, By Olaf Goubitz.  ISBN  9089320040 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9089320049

Source of Period PicWolfmann, CC BY-SA 4.0 <;, via Wikimedia Commons
PhotographerVincent De Vere

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