16th Century Woman’s Slipper

Posted on March 29, 2012 By

We were asked for a middle class slipper for a Renaissance fair merchant that would be comfortable at the outdoor event that she worked. She wanted a modified Mary Jane with the tongue and high sides to keep the dirt out of her shoes. To keep the strap from working it’s way under the tongue as she walked, we threaded it through the tongue, added a little height to the heel to be more stylish and comfortable. We’ll know in a couple of weeks whether we met all the requirements when the fair starts.

These could even be made in a man’s size.

buckled Renaissance slipper

middle class Renaissance slipper

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