This book is slightly different to the other books on particular garments in that it does not try to enable the reader to reconstruct footwear. That is a far more specialized topic and would require a very different book. What it is intended to do is provide an idea of the nature of common people's footwear throughout the period to enable those readers who require such footwear to order exactly what they should have from the small number of highly skilled and experienced reproduction footwear manufacturers operating in England and North America.
|Period Footwear Terminology|
|Lower Calf length boots, High Shoes and Low Shoes||6|
|Buckled high shoes||7|
|Calf length boots||8|
|Galloshes and Pantofles||15|
|Slippers and Pattens||17|
|Shoes with Stepped Heels||27|
|2 and 3 soled shoes||45|
|Speed of Production||51|
|Reproductions of Common Period Footwear||58|
|Using Period Footwear: Experimental History Results||59|
|References and Abbreviations||60|
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