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Hallo,
Been reading posts on these forums for quite a while and have finally gotten round to actually asking a question.
We have a lad in our group with size 13 feet. Would anyone have any suggestions as to where he might be able to obtain footwear suitable for 14th/15thC at a reasonable price (Money is somewhat of a problem) Doesn't have to bang-on authentic (although that would be nice!), but anything would be better than modern boots and wraps!
Thank you muchly,
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Have you looked at http://www.pilgrimshoes.co.uk ?
Chris does the cheapest (brilliant quality) Tudor shoes I've ever seen.

She's keeping very quiet about this but she made my Medieval boots (the first Medieval stuff she'd tried) and she's let slip she's made others since....
You can sweet talk her into making any style (been there several times and got the T shirt - or in the case the boots - several designs) and she makes them to fit your feet.

Its worth talking to her - she has ifs and buts like she sews on a machine and was iffy about turnshoes but she's come up with solutions to everything I've asked for.

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Thanks for that, will check it out.
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Post by John Waller »

Try John Watson prices from £40 http://www.shieldsandshoes.co.uk/Sands2.html
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Post by Gizmo »

I do find that getting the chap with the outsize feet to chop wood, barefoot, with a very sharp axe, generally will get him down to a manageable size 10 in no time at all.

Just have some plasters at the ready. :wink:
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Why else do you think we had him chopping wood at Lanark!
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I know that Tod is still recovering from his op, but try messaging him as he does handmades.
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