Jorvik ankle-shoes, style 3a2


Jorvik Ankle-shoes. Based on the finds from Coppergate in York ( Style 3a2). These shoes have a 4-6 mm veg-tan leather sole with triangular heal riser and top lace closure.

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Jorvik Single Toggle Turn Shoe, Coppergate 3a2 9th-11th C

We are delighted to offer for sale these close copies of the original shoes.

The uppers are made from 2-2.5mm Veg tan cow hide joined by hand sewn edge butted seams.

The soles are thick 6 mm+ veg-tan cow hide, they soles are hand sewn using the original type 1 method (grain/flesh & tunnel Stitch) and and have a triangular heal raiser (type a) .

The shoes closed by a draw string and integral slot method.

Suitable for portrayal of a 9th – 11th C ‘European’ persona.

These shoes are officially certified & encouraged for use by:

The Vikings

Regia Anglorum

Historia Normannis


Leather and Leather working in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York – Q.Mould, I.Carlisle & E.Cameron, Type 3 subcategory a2.

Whilst these are based on the Jorvik/York shoe similar examples are found throughout the 9th – 11th Century world. Other examples ( some fragmentary) have been found in Sweden, Dublin, Hedeby and Poland.


Many other Groups and Societies also accept these for use, if in doubt please check with your group/society Authenticity/Provenance Officer or refer to your kit Guides. If you would like to add your Group or Society to the above list please let us know.

***** Socks not included!****



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