The Cavalier boot is similar to the SCA style boot except that it is usually
above the knee in height and can be rolled down to below the knee. The Cavalier
boot represents boots worn from 1300's to the 1600's in western Europe by
wealthy Lords and Ladies and is an excellent
medieval or renaissance boot. The cavalier boot can also be
bucketed down to create a late period renaissance boot or pirate like
With your Cavalier boot, ankle laces or buckles give a much more
finished look. Garters are recommended as these boots are soft and tend to sag
around the ankle. Garters also provide a more kept look while holding the boot
up over the knee. A round or square toe generally looks best.
The Cavalier boot is constructed with 4.5 to 6 oz top grain
chromium tanned cow hide leather, artificial mid-soles, and crepe soles.
The Cavalier boot is a superb fighting boot, although steel toes are not an option. The heel is double thick
to give good ankle support and I recommend ankle laces or a buckle for the
Cavalier boot for fighting. Depending on your armor, you can strap armor
over the campaign boot and the leather never gets damaged. Cavalier boots
are most popular for Fencing.