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I need to find some Historically Accurate 18th c shoes that would be good in a rural setting.
I am told black leather heels, mules, or moccasins are acceptable.

I would prefer not to pay more than $75.

I think you see my problem.

Anyone got/know where I can find a pair of women's size 6 (USA) shoes? ^^;;;

Date: 2011-06-11 03:56 am (UTC)
msmcknittington: Queenie from Blackadder (Default)
From: [personal profile] msmcknittington
Do you have the Beth Gilgun book, Tidings from the 18th Century? I believe there are directions in there for making your own mules out of a pair of wooden shoes. You know, the Dutch ones. I'd give you more details, but my copy isn't on my bookshelf and my brain is apparently totally frazzled right now. As I remember, you cut the tops off the wooden shoes and then tack/nail leather uppers to them.

I guess the wooden shoes (sabots? I seriously can't remember what they're called!) are also a possibility, but they're kind of a contentious item for some people. Some people say, "Sure, go ahead!" and others say, "THIS IS NOT EUROPE."

Also, Fugawee has some shoes for only $87 plus $12 in shipping, so if you can come up with $25 more dollars, that's probably your best bet for an actual shoe unless you can find someone selling secondhand. You'll also need to buy shoe buckles, since I don't think the Fugawee shoes can be tied with ribbons. I might be wrong about that, though.

Date: 2011-06-11 03:59 am (UTC)
msmcknittington: Queenie from Blackadder (Default)
From: [personal profile] msmcknittington
Clogs. The wooden shoes are called clogs. Klompen in Dutch.

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