Medieval peasant‘s shoes and Opanci

Are you looking for some suitable historical shoes to walk over the medieval world? So you should try to put on our beautiful medieval peasant’s shoes and opanci! The medieval shoes are made from quality leather, by Czech or foreign producers. You can select the choice of custom tailoring to shoes will fit you well. Enjoy a journey into the past in our special historical shoes! Let’s go back in time with the assistance of our special historical shoes!

Closed sandals

Closed sandals

Detail 119,00 € In stock

Scottish shoes

Scottish shoes

Detail 123,00 € In stock

Irish dance shoes

Irish dance shoes

Detail 68,00 € 5 Weeks

Lace-up Viking shoes

Lace-up Viking shoes

Detail 80,00 € 5 Weeks

Ancient Celtic shoes

Ancient Celtic shoes

Detail 80,00 € 5 Weeks

Low shoes

Low shoes

Detail 153,00 € 5 Weeks

Medieval peasant’s shoes and Opanci are primitive low leather shoes, which are laced around the ankles and calves. They were worn by Slavonic peoples in highlands in the past. Common peasant was moving on the fields and in the mountains day and night. Medieval peasant’s shoes were so popular that they were worn until World War I. They are part of the traditional Slavic folk costumes today.

Medieval peasant’s shoes were worn not only in Central Europe; similar shoes were made also in different localities of the world. Also American Indians, Asians or Inuit wore these shoes.

Today medieval peasant’s shoes are made primarily from cowhides. Pigskin, calfskin or goatskin was used in the past. It is necessary to wear footwraps or woollen socks into medieval peasant’s shoes in cold weather.

Every fan of history can choose the right medieval peasant’s shoes and Opanci. Of course, take a look at our other historical shoes or even historical costumes

Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

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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