Turn shoes

Do you need some shoes in historical style? So you are at the right place! Our turn shoes are inspired by ancient times; they are made in high-quality, with a love for the craft. The turn shoes will be suited to fine-tuning of your medieval costume, when you go to some historical event or carnival.

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The turn shoes were worn mainly from the 6th to 13th century. First professional shoemakers were beginning to appear in the High Middle Ages. The crafts were developed at that time. Therefore simple hand-made turn shoes disappeared slowly. On the contrary, there are more complex models of these shoes, created from more parts. 

The term “turn shoes” is based on the method of production of these shoes – turning inside out. Main seam between the sole and vamp will be hidden by overturning. At first these shoes were sewn inside out; they were overturned after completion. The structure of these shoes had longer lifetime period and protected against moisture. The models of turn shoes of our range usually have a firm sole. And for that reason these shoes are comfortable and have a high utility value. However, this is done at the expense of authenticity, because the additional soles were sewn only in the late Middle Age. Turn shoes were used by Vikings, Slavs, Franks, Avars and other tribes.

The turn shoes will be suited to fine-tuning of your medieval costume! Take a look at our other types of leather shoes of our wide range!

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What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blade?

In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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