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17110 No. 17110 ID: 83d63c
Ancient footwear, moccasins and homemade shoes.
Anyone ever make authentic footwear for costumes or ancient-style tournament/dueling/fighting events?
From hobnailed Roman sandals to wooden sabots to army boots, having the correct shoe can really complete the look if done right or be the focus of scorn if you try to wear modern tennis shoes with your ancient-style armor.

- Medieval ghillie brogues. These ancient lace-up slippers have evolved to shoes without tongues that lace up around the leg for traditional Scottish and Irish dress.
Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Ireland that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog. The word "brogue" came into English in the late sixteenth century. It comes from the Old Irish bróg "shoe", which itself stems from the Old Norse "brók" meaning "leg covering". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brogue_shoe
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Problem with leather slippers like this is that they have little grip or traction. Plus, your feet get wet. People who wear these kind of things in events begin to miss their Adidas fit, grip and dryness.
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Celtic ghillies lacing instructions.
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Caligae (Latin; singular caliga) are heavy-soled hobnailed military boots known for being issued to Roman legionary soldiers and auxiliaries throughout the Roman Republic and Empire.

The caligae can resemble modern sandals but were actually marching boots. Sandals proper were not worn outside by the Romans, rather they were regarded as indoor footwear, sometimes even carried by slaves to be changed into for such things as banquets.

The open design of caligae allowed for the free passage of air to the feet and, unlike modern military boots, was specifically designed so as to reduce the likelihood of blisters forming during forced marches, as well as other disabling foot conditions like tinea or trench foot. Socks were not normally worn with caligae, although in colder climates such as Britain, woolen socks were used.

Caligae were constructed from three leather layers: an outsole, the middle openwork layer which formed the boot's upper, and an insole. They were laced up the center of the foot and onto the top of the ankle. Additionally iron hobnails were hammered into the soles to provide the caligae with reinforcement and traction, and were also an effective weapon against a fallen enemy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligae

- Caliga of a Roman soldier. Photographed during a show of Legio XV from Pram, Austria.
>> No. 17114 ID: 83d63c
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Hobnails considerably improve the grip on wet or leaf-covered terrain. Not so much on paved stone. Some British, German and Russian army boots during the Second World War had hobnails, but they slid around on paved stone or tarmac and were noisy. The USA moved to rubber soles with waffle gripping patterns and everyone followed suit.
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Caligula, the Roman emperor whose nickname stemmed from the diminutive of caliga (meaning "little boot"). His father Germanicus was a well esteemed military officer. Germanicus' soldiers nicknamed Caligula, who stayed in camp with them often, after the amusing legionary costume he wore as a child. When Caligula wore caligae as emperor, he covered them with precious jewels.

- Roman Emperor Caligula (Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) 12-41 AD.
>> No. 17116 ID: 83d63c
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German WW2 Lowboot (Schnurschuhe) sporting hobnails.
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I saw a guy walking on the polished tile of a shopping mall with motorcycle boots covered on the soles with hobnails and a steel horseshoe around the heels. I saw sparks fly pretty much with every loud, clanking step.
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When improving the grip and lengthening the life of your homemade sandals or moccasins, the trick is to attach them to a very thick piece of rawhide (not many layers of regular leather or buckskin) and then have padded layers of leather or buckskin over this to protect your feet from the discomfort of the nails.

- German WW2 jackboots (Marschstiefel) with hobnails.
>> No. 17120 ID: 83d63c
  Ancient shoes - with tales of falling over https://youtu.be/-3qTniJsoEg
In this video, I (Lindybeige) share my experiences of falling over in various forms of authentic period footwear. The materials available to the ancients for footwear were nowhere near as good as modern plastics and rubbers for shoe souls.

Lindybeige: a channel of archaeology, ancient and medieval warfare, rants, swing dance, travelogues, evolution, and whatever else occurs to me to make.
>> No. 17121 ID: 83d63c
  Fighting shoes - authentiboots and pattens https://youtu.be/xlcd0B0cVqU
The second of my authentiboot-related videos, this time dealing with the issue of how much difference leather-soled boots make to footwork in combat, and how much better modern materials are for shoe soles. Modern rubbers and plastics are grippy, hard-wearing, flexible, and waterproof. The ancients had nothing that was all those things.

Link to 'Living in the Past' : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_in_the_Past_(TV_series) This is credited with being the world's first 'reality TV' programme. It was the most efficient piece of television ever made (at least at the time) measured in terms of cost of production to viewing figures ratio. I am very jealous of the people who got to do this. It is amazing that there are not opportunities to do this today. I'm sure that that there are many people willing to give it a try.

Living in the Past (1978 Iron Age reality tv) - part 1 https://youtu.be/2e7ZLWz3UMw
In 1978 12 adults and 3 children were selected from around 1000 volunteers for the first 'reality tv' series by living for a year on an Iron Age farm as Iron Age people. This film looks back at the original shows and what has happened to them in the 30 years since then.
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  How to make moccasins part 1 https://youtu.be/R1jiJ4qsdVk
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  How to make moccasins part 2 https://youtu.be/0zcpUz3Q6Fo
>> No. 17124 ID: 83d63c
Just watched this, divided up into six parts, but here it is in one 59 minute video (but the audio is poor):
IRON AGE REALITY - LIVING IN THE PAST - Discovery History Science (full documentary) https://youtu.be/V0cfOQ13AuM
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