Early Medieval Viking Shoes, Jorvik
Early Medieval Viking Shoes Jorvik, Brown or Black
These ankle boots are based on archaeological finds that were made in the English city of York, (formerly Jorvik). They are dated to the 9th-10th century - a time when England was divided into many smaller kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon population had to fight off constant Viking raids, and many Vikings settled in England. York was also conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Norsemen for about a hundred years.
As these shoes match the time and place perfectly, they can definitely be called Viking shoes. They feature two characteristic rolled leather toggle buttons, with which the shoes are fastened.
Material: buffalo leather
Thickness: approx. 2.5 to 3 mm
Nailed leather soles, approx. 5 mm thick
Colour: brown or black
Available sizes: 41 to 45
The robustness of shoes based on historical patterns may not meet the requirements of modern life! They are quite sensitive to asphalt, concrete stone and gravel. These floor coverings did not exist in the Middle Ages! We therefore recommend wearing pattens (medieval wooden overshoes), insoles, or to retrofit the shoes with rubber soles .Please also bear in mind that leather is a natural product and variations in colour and grain are quite normal. Each pair of leather shoes is therefore unique and above pictures are for reference only.