Baltic Viking Boot
The Baltic Viking Boot is based on the Groningen
and Deventer find documented in "Stepping through Time,
Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800" and is
similar to the "York Shoe", Dorestad, and Woodbridge shoe and is classified as an Overlap Closure
(type 20) shoe. Found in Groningen and Haithabu, Netherlands,
Denmark, and northern Germany, the settlements were Viking
or heavily settled by Vikings. The finds date from the 9th and 10th centuries. The
Baltic Boot is
the fair representation of Dark Ages, Viking, Saxon, and post migration period footwear.
his is a revision pattern (this boot did not exist as
is very similar to boots that did. I imagine this boot as a Viking and Russ Viking
Boot. This version is
welted and and set up for modern comfort with modern soles for modern
feet. This boot is designed for martial combat. The Baltic Boot is made of 3 to 4 oz top grain
cow hide leather, leather mid-soles, and crepe neoprene
soles that provide traction. All sewing is hand stitched (some older
machine stitched versions still in stock), and the
legs of the boot are held by toggles looped through slits in the side of
the shoe to keep the boot closed. This boot is 10 inches
tall from the top of the foot. The top edge is hand whip stitched
with linen thread. The boot comes with a flat
crepe 3/8 sole and no heel as standard. This
Boot is always in stock!
The Baltic Viking boot is perfect for fighters in the SCA.
Available in Men's sizes, the Viking
Boot comes in Brown only and is $125.