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This shoes with perforated upper part represent a modernized version of traditional Roman peasants´ shoes around the year 100 AD. Carbatinae was a widespread type of shoe that was used almost the whole first millennium in the ancient Roman Empire. It is sometimes worn even today! So that you can walk comfortably in them, they are equipped with rubber soles, leather insoles and rubber heels. They are laced with an elongated lace in the style of Roman sandals.
The vamp of these peasants´ shoes is made of genuine, approx. 2mm thick cowhide. The leather is treated with palm oil, animal fat and beeswax for a long lifespan. The insole is made from 4mm thick rolled leather. The outsole is made of a special porous rubber. The outsole is equipped with a heel for your pleasant feeling while walking. These shoes are individually manufactured in the Czech Republic in traditional way. It is neither a mass production item, nor a cheap imported product from Asia.
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 produced from leather of two basic colours: black and brown. 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).
You may order this service with your order to save the hassle with packing a gift by yourself. Your goods will are put in a standard cardboard box that is then wrapped in a colourful gift paper. The colours and decorative motifs of the gift paper change with the seasons of the year. The colourful gift wrapping is also bound about with coloured ribbon. The whole “gift” is then wrapped in bubble wrap and black stretch film so that it does not come to any harm during the transport. Be careful when unpacking, so that you do not damage the gift packaging yourself! We hope you and / the presentee will like our gift wrapping.