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sailors shoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:20 am
by nix
after foot ware for pirate, i know most of time would be bare foot but what footware was worn along side and who sells em, late 17th early 18th?

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 10:59 pm
by Chris T
In this period shore shoes would almost certainly be no different to current civilian fashions.

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:37 am
by beerdragon
Thers was a pair of sailors boots found on the sweedish ship the Vasa (1628) that are just below the knee cut. I have a pic on my home pooter somewhere if you'd like a copy PM me and i will email it.

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:02 pm
by sally
Can do you good wool stockings to go in the shoes when you find them :)

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:21 pm
by Phil the Grips
http://www.sutlers.co.uk/acatalog/Napacc.html
Scroll down a bit for off the peg buckle shoes

Best to get them made by Mr Tod "Foxblade" Booth though.

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:14 pm
by steve stanley
Phil the Grips wrote:http://www.sutlers.co.uk/acatalog/Napacc.html
Scroll down a bit for off the peg buckle shoes

Best to get them made by Mr Tod "Foxblade" Booth though.


Depends on the degree of accuracy wanted...There was a slight ,but distinctive change in cut around 1720-30...Sutlers ones are fine for later..Mine,(well greased) are still giving good service after 8 years...laced ones are still ok for pleb level..look for ECW closed latchets..they have the correct earlier cut.
Steve

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:44 pm
by Tod
Yep if you want accuracy I'm your man. I do fully hand made shoes www.foxblade.co.uk

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:23 pm
by Foxe
Sorry to butt in so late on this, but I can't let "i know most of time would be bare foot" pass.

I'm afraid that's one of the most oft-repeated fallacies going. Seamen sometimes went barefoot for lack of shoes, but not if they could avoid it.

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:35 pm
by Foxe
Sorry to butt in so late on this, but I can't let "i know most of time would be bare foot" pass.

I'm afraid that's one of the most oft-repeated fallacies going. Seamen sometimes went barefoot for lack of shoes, but not if they could avoid it.