Simple slip on shoes.
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.
- chrome tanned leather, but oak tan/veg tan leather will work far better
The Jotunheimen shoe. Vegard Vike/Kulturhistorisk museum, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/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 Pic||The Jotunheimen shoe. Vegard Vike/Kulturhistorisk museum, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons|
|Photographer||Vincent De Vere|