Single Turn Shoe, 9th – 11th C.
Provenance: Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York – Q.Mould, I.Carlisle & E.Cameron, page 3304, find reference 15429 & 15430, Type 4 subcategory a1.
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 the following locations:
France, Paris, Saint-Denis, 9th C (Montembault 1998,62)
Norwich late 10th-11th C. (Ayers & Murphy 1983, 24. fig 21, 5)
London, Cheapside, King Street, 11th C. (Pritchard 1991, 219, fig.3.104)
London, Bull Wharf, 11th C. (Jackie Keily,pers. comm)
We are delighted to offer for sale these close copies of the original boots.
The uppers are made from 2-2.5mm Veg tan cow hide joined by hand sewn edge butted seams and feature a dark brown rolled leather edge.
The soles are 4-6 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 an adjustable leather Toggle and fixed leather receiver.
Suitable for portrayal of a 9th – 11th C ‘European’ persona.
These shoes are accepted for use within:
The Vikings (NFPS)
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.