This is a kit for making your very own pair of viking turn shoes! This pattern is for ankle shoes, with a wrap-around tie closure, boots, or a taller version of the boot. All the shoe patterns are based on finds from Hedeby/Haithabu, Germany.
The soles are thick, cow hide veg tan, while the uppers are a thinner, oily cow hide. The veg tan is sturdy, and will withstand wear and tear from walking for a while; the oily upper is supple and soft, so they're comfy and ready-to-wear as soon as they're finished.
All the holes in the soles and uppers are pre-punched, all you have to do is sew! If you're already an experienced leatherworker, I also provide a downloadable pattern.
Check out the two videos included under the photos for more instruction.
Included in the kit:
- Right and left soles, with holes punched
- Right and left uppers, with side holes, holes for a front seam, and holes for laces
- Two laces
Required to complete the shoes (not included in the kit):
- needles (I recommend dull, harness needles)
- thread (I recommend waxed nylon thread for sewing awls)
- an awl or something to help push the needle through.
You can also watch the video for how to assemble the kit on YouTube, where I have many other crafting videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX4BzaAGprk