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Offline Earl of Bunting

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Celtic shoes
« on: September 06, 2011, 10:13:11 PM »
Any suggestions on where to get reasonably priced Celtic shoes?
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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 11:27:50 PM »
can you be a little more specific about what kind on 'Celtic shoes' you are after?
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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 08:56:12 AM »
My "look" would be classified as casual or rugged. I am slowly building my Celtic garb. So far I have my kilt, socks and top from kommando kilts. I am not wanting the bag piper look.



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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 09:55:41 AM »
So...are you looking for boots or shoes or ghillies?
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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 11:32:23 AM »
Couple of sources...
Scot Shoppe
Vendor Description:
Tartan & casual kilts, shirts, Celtic footwear, belts, sporrans and Celtic accessories.

Booth Location: 521

866-552-6687

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Marcie's Shoes/RenBoots
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Handcrafted leather shoes, boots and leather accessories.

Booth Location: 26

866-552-6687

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Offline Earl of Bunting

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Re: Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 01:06:07 PM »
I suppose im looking for whatever I'm "suppose" to have for propped look. I just do not want the bag piper look. Does this make sense?


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Offline Duke of Remington

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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 01:35:40 PM »
I would guess that you are looking for ghillies by your description. Are you going for a Scottish warrior type?
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Re: Re: Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 04:22:26 PM »
Scottish warrior type is an excellent way to put it. Thank you sir. Any ideas?

Also what should I be getting next? Dagger, sporran ect


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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 07:19:03 PM »
Willin Soles has the most comfortable ghillies (and other shoes) in the world!  It's like walking on marshmellows for 10 hours of walking around at faire.  Plus excellent support.  And excellent prices.

You can contact the shop by sending a renmail to Lady Nicolette on this forum.  She can give you more info as to sizes and prices.

I wear my Mary Janes as regular shoes as well as at faire, because they are so comfortable.  And wear my ghillies almost every weekend at faire.
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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 07:54:05 PM »
A sporran is a must as you wont have pockets.
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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2011, 11:11:04 PM »
A sporran will also hold your kilt down if the event of an upward wind.  A sporran is a must with a kilt.  Daggers are more fun.  Can you afford both?

I think gillies will give you the bagpiper look you are trying to avoid.  (I don't know why, bagpipers are darn sexy!)  I "vote" for boots.  Sandlar type, not pirate boots, (unless you are a kilt wearing pirate).
http://sonofsandlar.com/products-page/boots/

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 12:21:56 AM »
Thank you all. I have a lot better idea of what I'll be buying now!! Much much thanks!


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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 05:38:23 AM »
Sandlar type, not pirate boots, (unless you are a kilt wearing pirate).
http://sonofsandlar.com/products-page/boots/

I concur: high boots with a cuff look odd with kilts. And although some purists will poopoo upon wanting to wear any kind of boot with a kilt, I think it looks fine.
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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2011, 07:41:36 AM »
Footwear for Scottish and Irish re-enactors
See the links to patterns at the bottom of the page.
http://www.historicgames.com/Scottishstuff/ghillies.html
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Re: Celtic shoes
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2011, 11:52:17 AM »
The seventeenth century is not my era, but I remember seeing a portrait of a Scottish nobleman on horseback wearing a kilt with knee high boots and spurs. Does anyone know who that might have been?
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