The Hedeby boot 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 city 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.
Although the original is a turn shoe, this version has a
McKay stitched leather sole and is identical in outward appearance to
the tunnel stitch turn shoe. The pattern of the shoe is almost exact, with a few minor changes for
modern comfort. Each of these shoes is made of 3 to 4 oz top grain
cow hide leather. One seem is overstitched, and the top edge is hand whip
stitched with linen thread. This shoe is always in stock!
The Hedeby Viking shoe is perfect for Viking living history,
historical reenactments groups, Hastings, and the SCA.
Available for Men and Women, the Hedeby shoe is available in
brown for $75. New Price!
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