Component Entry, Unisex

Shoe, slip-on simplified shoe 2

TitleShoe, slip-on simplified shoe 2
Entry #GGC2022.020
Alternate NamesShoe, turn shoe,
Year1300 CE
Time range1100 BCE – 1400 CE
MakerVincent De Vere,
ConfidenceExtant Examples


Slip on shoes.


Low slip on shoes that are constructed from 2 pieces of leather. This simplified shoe construction doesn’t require the shoe to be turned inside out after constructing and it looks much like a turn shoe when worn. Shoes like these, in one form or another, have been used throughout 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 can be used with this simplified shoe. Oak tan/veg tan leather will work better.

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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