"Iceman"'s Shoe

Found in the Alps in 1991, this shoe uses untanned hide for the vamp and sole. They are laced together with a rawhide strip. The quarters are made from laced twine. When found the shoe had been stuffed with grass to protect the feet.

These shoes are discussed in Barfield and Spindler.

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Footwear of the Middle Ages - Historical Shoe Designs/Number 48, by I. Marc Carlson. Copyright 1996
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