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Viking Shoes, Jorvik

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Product number: 2740


Viking shoes insprired by the Coppergate dig at York, England. If you are looking for shoes that can withstand wear and tear, then these are for you. Viking Age shoes lasted only up to 6 months, so we’ve upgraded the sole with a heel and a very thick leather sole. The leather is untreated and can be treated all depending on usage, environment and climate. The model fits well for narrow/regular feet. Measurements of each size are found in the size guide.

  • Period: 800 AD to 1066 AD
  • Material: Cow hide
  • Color: Natural
  • Thickness of sole: 15 mm
  • Thickness of upper leather: 2-3 mm
  • Handmade and therefore slight variations may occur.

Historical shoes obviously do not compare to modern shoes in terms of durability or comfort. Avoid using them a lot on modern surfaces, such as concrete, asphalt, gravel and so forth that can wear down the sole. It is also possible to fit them with insoles to increase durability, comfort and isolation from water and cold. Vikings would have traditionally used thicker wool socks.