The Shoe Quest...

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The Shoe Quest...

Postby Cathal on Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:36 pm

Hi folks,

does anyone know a source for Dublin style turn shoes? Everything I can get here are boot-like shoes, too high for 9th/10th century Viking Ireland or Norman ones, which are too late for me...

What do you think about this ones here, made after a Schleswig/Germany find:
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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby kerstin on Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:07 pm

Hi Stefan,

If you want to get Irish shoes in Germany, you might want to talk to Bodo and Hexe. We showed them drawings last year of the one from the Dublin museum. Hexe confirmed she has already made some of that kind for museums and knows how to cut them from one piece of leather. They are a bit slow with production though ;) .We'll order ours next week. PM me if you're interested.

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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby the_power on Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:07 pm

Oooh, really ? How much do they charge ? Though I usually make my own, there are always lazy people that don't make their own.

Stefan, that shoe seems like a pretty generic 13th or 14thC shoe. I've made a few pairs of those, and used them with my 12thC kit, until I lost them.

Does anyone know if there are photos/drawings of the Annaholty 12thC shoe floating around ? Sounds very like it.
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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby Cathal on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:00 pm

@ Kerstin:
Sounds pretty good. But it seems the PM function isn't working yet. Try to feel like you got one... ;)
Is there a website of those shoemakers?

@ John:
Lazy people, eh? ;) :lol:
Thant's one side of the medal... the other is... I'm totally ungifted in leatherworks... and a bit lazy as well...:oops: But it would be surely a funny experience to wear my self made shoes :lol: :lol:
Thank you for dating the pictured shoes. Exactly that i think about them. It's awful hard to find somewhat fitting...

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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby kerstin on Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:52 pm

Hi, sorry for not replying earlier. I was offline for a few days.
John, I'll find out about the price. We'll be seeing the shoemakers on Friday or Saturday.
But I don't know what is more work, making shoes myself or running after unreliable shoemakers ;) :D .
Stefan, I'll pm you back in a minute.
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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby Sinead on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:59 am

If you feel like making them I have leather soles, really good quality thick ones.
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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby brendan on Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:30 pm

I have a newspaper clip picture of the Annaholty bog shoes. I will try and find it and see if I can manage to scan and upload it.

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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby vlasta on Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:11 pm

Here is a picture of the Anaholty shoe http://wadeing.blogspot.com/
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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby Billy on Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:32 pm

Thanks a lot for posting Vlasta.

Cracking find.
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Re: The Shoe Quest...

Postby Cathal on Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:24 pm

So this reconstruction here is getting nearer to the original, but still not exactly correct:

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Would you guys find them Ok for Irish Viks?
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