Component Entry, Unisex

Shoe, bag shoe

TitleShoe, bag shoe
Entry #GGC2022.017
Alternate Names
Year1000 CE
Time range3000 BCE – 1200 CE
Eraall
Genderunisex
regionEurope
Countries/cultures
MakerVincent De Vere,
Difficulty1
ConfidenceExtant Examples

Intro:

Simple slip on shoes.

Description:

Low slip on shoes that are constructed from a single piece of leather and a leather thong.  Evidence of shoes much like this have been found to our knowledge, from sites ranging from 3000 BCE to 1200 CE or later.  Basic shoes of this style have also been found in the archeological record across Europe. 

This recreation shoe later had a stiffing sole and tread glued to the bottom to prevent the wearer from slipping at events.  Although this modification is not historically correct, modifications done for personal safety and comfort are common in the SCA.

Inspiration Images

Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Leather
  • Ornamentation:

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • chrome tanned leather, but oak tan/veg tan leather will work far better

Ensemble Components

Accessories

Source/Links

The Jotunheimen shoe. Vegard Vike/Kulturhistorisk museum, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

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

Version1
date1/9/2022
Source of Period PicThe Jotunheimen shoe. Vegard Vike/Kulturhistorisk museum, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons
Model 
PhotographerVincent De Vere
  

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