Archaeologists have unearthed a well-preserved leather shoe from the 13th century at a dig in Magdeburg that could provide insights into mediaeval life. The shoe, which is made of sheepskin, was surprisingly well-preserved in a moist layer of soil.
Archaeologists also found a 350-year-old pair of cowhide loafers, probably belonging to a young boy at the tomb of the Kloster Church Ilsenburg in Harz...
Due to the outstanding conditions of both finds, they show how shoes might have been made and how shoemakers would have worked in the middle ages.
“The materials were pulled taught on a block, sewn together and turned for the production of the seam – from there, the wings turned around and formed into a shoe...”
21 June 2009
(very) Old shoe