Jorvic or Jorvik Shoe
Newly redone as of 5/2008 to be more historically accurate! Jorvik / Jorvic shoe or "York shoe" is also from "Stepping through Time,
Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800" and is
similar to the Dorestad and Woodbridge shoe and is classified as an Overlap Closure
(type 20) turn shoe. Found in York, England, the original settlement was Viking
and named Jorvik. Finds on both the British Isles and the European Continent
dates from the 9th and 10th centuries. The Viking Jorvik Boot is
the best representation of Dark Ages, Anglo Saxon, and migration period footwear.
Although the original is a turn shoe, this version
McKay stitched leather sole and is identical in outward appearance to
the tunnel stitch turn shoe. Featuring bone or horn toggles, 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 toggles are
sewn in and are easily moved to adjust fit. This shoe is always in stock!
The Jorvik Viking shoe is perfect for Viking living
history, historical reenactments groups, Hastings, and the SCA.
Available in Men's and Women's sizes, the Viking Jorvik
Boot comes in Brown only $75. NEW PRICE!