Sam Barber wrote:So the discussion in the Base Camp Office today had to do with foot wear in huspa. We cogitated over several things including moccasins, wooden clogs (think dutch people), wooden sandals, going barefoot (not really footwear), and rope sandals.
Some of the things that we wondering about is. What are the best materials for making huspa friendly footwear? What sorts of things could be substituted for for unnatural parts of shoes like plastic (boo!) and other common footwear matrials? What kind of shoes did people wear 100 or 1000 years ago?
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Dennis, I covet your shoes. I tried to lift the photo off the first page of the York .pdf you shared (what a huge doc!) to post here, but failed. I'm following your posts even if not replying much as I'm sure others are, too.
Dennis Lanigan wrote:Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandavian and Medieval York (PDF)
The Archaeology of York 17/16
Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York
by Quita Mould, Ian Carlisle and Esther Cameron
This volume presents the evidence for the manufacture and use of leather artefacts in York in the Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval periods. Over 5000 items of leather dating from the 9th–15th century from Coppergate and other sites in the city are represented.
Above is a PDF of excavations also depicted in Shoes and Pattens, but I found this as an accessible PDF.
What's cool is you can see even on the front page of the PDF the exact same shoe I made except 1000 years older. See pg 3306 of the document as well.