Vlaardingen, Holland, (Het Waaigat site, 1991) Low cut shoe with
decorated edge. 9th – 10th Century Parallel shoe
from Gdansk, Poland (Wiklak 1960) Classified as a one piece upper with
Similar one piece upper shoes with thong fastening dated 11th
Century in England, York and Piccadilly with distribution across
northern Europe to Poland. This shoe appears in Stepping Through
Time, by Olaf Goubitz on page 139 figure 8a. and the shoe is typed and
cataloged in Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and
Medieval York 17/16 by Quita Mould, Ian Carlisle and Esther Cameron.
Vlaardingen shoe is a true turn shoe. Constructed and sewn by hand.
Linen thread is used for the edge to edge seem to connect the ends of
the single 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 decorations are done in linen thread.
Optional lugged, anti slip, or crepe soles are not offered for the
This shoe is always in stock!
Vlaardingen Shoe is perfect for any of the strictest of
Available for Men and Women, the Vlaardingen Viking Turn Shoe is available in
Brown for $75.
Dark Brown available late spring.