Lace-up Boot (Late 12th Century)

A fairly basic boot, reaching about to mid calf, with a single lace that wraps around the leg no less than six or seven times. It has a turned sole, a slightly pointed toe, and is unlikely to have been made with a rand. It is based on an example from Shoes and Pattens (figs. ). There are other interpretations of laced boots found in Schanck.

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Footwear of the Middle Ages - Historical Shoe Designs/Number 64, by I. Marc Carlson. Copyright 1996
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