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Offline animus_divinus

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accurate boots?
« on: December 24, 2010, 11:54:24 AM »
does anyone know what type of boots a medieval knight would typically wear?.. im having a hard time finding some that are period accurate, and not part of fantasy

Offline animus_divinus

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Re: accurate boots?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2010, 05:48:23 AM »
im not talking about armor boots.. just regular leather boots... it seems to be the tall leather boot with the top curled down, almost like a pirate boot but they dont go below the knee, typically warn completely extended i guess.. trying to find some of these that some company hasnt ruined the design of by adding plastic soles or zippers
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Offline animus_divinus

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Re: accurate boots?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2010, 05:51:23 AM »
im also looking for something that can hold a spur for horses

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Re: accurate boots?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 07:06:33 PM »
15th Century riding boot, as seen in the manuscript illustrations of King Rene' of Anjou's Tournament book and 'Book of Love'.
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Offline animus_divinus

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Re: accurate boots?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010, 07:14:41 PM »
well then, it looks like the thigh high leather boots i find wouldnt be too far off at all, if i can find a pair that uses laces instead of zippers, and a more period accurate sole, but considering i can do some shoe and boot work i would be able to replace the plastic sole myself with hard leather... and the spurs basically just strap on over the boot

what will be nice is that i do a lot of outdoor activities as well, and ill be wearing such boots regularly, so theyll allow me to step in a considerable depth of mud too :D

 

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