This is NOT a Mongol Boot. It looks like the Mongol boot and I wanted to emphasise the differences. This design is based on Apache boot pattern found in
- Note, that as with most pointed toed shoed, the point runs before the larger toe, as opposed to along the centerline of the foot.
- The toe extra length should be 20-25% the true length of the foot.
- The Sole should be cut with an additional 3/4" at the heel, and an additional 1/2" to the front and sides, ot give a bit of a seam allowance around the circumference.
- Sew the ankle seams, at least at the bottom, for several inches. The side seams appear to be either an edge/edge butted seam, or a flesh/flesh edge seam.
- Sew the rear section of the boot in place at the heel seam until the ankle seams are reached.
- Starting with the toe, begin to sew towards the heel. The end of the boot's toe must point upwards. This is does by using a 1/8" stich on the upper and a 1/4" stich on the sole piece until the remaining unstitched upper seam and sole seam are the same length.
- Finish the side seams.
- A lace (35-40 cm long x .25 cm) is attached to each side at the ankle.
- For added decoration, a 2"-3" welt strip can be inserted into the vertical seams and fringe cut, or a fringed top might be added.
Footwear of the Middle Ages - Historical Shoe Designs/Number 47, by I. Marc Carlson. Copyright 1996
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