Norman and Viking Hedeba Shoes
These 10th century Viking or Norman Shoes will fit the needs of re-enactors for many time periods as they were worn from the 6th through the 15th centuries. The original shoes were found during an archaeological dig at Hedeba. Expected delivery time: 2-3 months 6th-15th cen., after a finding at Hedeba - 10th cen.
These shoes are available in standard EUR sizes. 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 colour). Any other colour 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.
Care of the Norman and Viking Hedeba Shoes
The shoes are treated with a 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 shoe polish can easily tone the leather colour and cover minor imperfections (e.g. scuffed shoe tips).
Note on the size selection "made to measure": If you order tailor-made shoes from us and wear orthopaedic insoles, it is necessary to send them to us. The shoe manufacturer infixes the shoe inserts exactly and you can then look forward to the shoes fitting perfectly.
Included in these categories: Early Medieval Shoes