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Worn by the Roman Legion for the long march and the long campaign that often followed it. The hobnails kept the sole from wearing out too quickly. These sandals are made in an especially resistant way for for frequent use. They have solid sole, are sewn with very durable string, and have reinforced heels. The standard height of these sandals is approx. 27cm and weight approx. 1250g.
In the case of these Calligae we renounce all compromises of the commercial point of view. This is a version for the real warrior! The sandals are made in a very durable way for frequent wear. The sole is made of genuine solid leather. The individual pieces of leather are sewn together firmly with an extra durable threads. The heel of the sole is reinforced.
These shoes are available in sizes after this chart. If you select the size "made-to-measure", they will be manufactured according to this measurement chart. Please fill it in after you finish your order.
Our footwear is made from genuine leather of three basic colours: black, dark brown and light brown (also described as tan color). Any other color has to be applied in form of special covering varnish that has one important drawback. Cracks of the varnished leather may appear after some time of use. The varnish on mechanically strained parts may even crumble away. Please consider this fact before placing your order, as we cannot provide guarantee for the varnish for two years as usually. If you intend to use such shoes or boots just only once (e.g. for a wedding) or only several times a year, we assure you the shoes will serve you well and give you joy.
The shoes are treated with balm containing beeswax. The shoes are made of genuine leather. You can treat them with various shoe care products. The balm softens the leather soft and waterproofs it. Moreover, it makes the leather darker. If you do not have the balm, you can also use oil for leather or a normal shoe polish. The shoes polish can easily tone the leather color and cover minor imperfections (e.g. scuffed shoe tips).