Haithabu Viking Shoe
Haithabu Viking Shoe is also known as the Hedeby shoe and is derived from the "Stepping through Time,
Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800" and is
classified as a Thong Fastening (type 10). This shoe is named for
the Viking trading town of Hedeby located in northern Germany, once Denmark.
The Hedeby shoe
dates from 8th through 12th centuries, and is representative of many
similar types of shoes dating from 900 to 1460. The later the
period, the lower the social class of the wearer. The Viking Hedeby shoe
or boot is the perfect generic Viking / Dark Ages shoe.
The Haithabu Viking Shoe
is a turn shoe. Constructed and sewn by hand. Linen
thread is used for the edge to edge seem to connect the leather of the
multiple piece upper shoe together and uses the edge / flesh seem to
attach the shoe to the hard vegetable tanned sole. The shoe is
constructed inside out and turned right side out as the last step.
The final version may
have a binding seam around the upper opening.
Optional lugged, anti slip, or crepe soles are not offered for the
Haithabu Viking Shoe.
This shoe is always in stock!
Viking Shoe is perfect for any of the strictest of
Available for Men and Women, the
Turn Shoe is available in
Tawny or Dark Brown for $75.