Tips


Taking Care of your Period Footwear

I’m always surprised when someone asks how to take care of their new boots and slippers. We use the same kind of materials that any good shoe manufacturer uses. So: Polish with a good quality wax or cream polish and buff. If you have an unusual color, a neutral color wax will give the shoe…


Thoughts about Designing Medieval and Renaissance Shoes

Making the assumption that the footwear that has survived to become part of museum collections may be because it didn’t fit well, wasn’t a favorite pair, didn’t look like the wearer wanted, in short was a dog left sitting at the bottom of a closet, I feel that one could get creative about the detailing…


Custom Shoes Caution

Ran into Paul at Great Western War. His new Elizabethan shoes had started to give him blisters and wondered if we could solve the problem. I asked to take them with me after the event and we’d fix the problem. When the shoes were brought by camp, I found a new pair of Dr. Scholls…